from one of his men, shot the leader of the charge, a captain or lieutenant, knocked the horse's front legs from under him with his clubbed rifle and was cut down by the sabre.
Nine men, including Stewart
, were captured.
Company H, under the gallant captain, Wm. H. Murray
, came running up as soon as they heard the firing.
The remnant of Company F got behind the fence and gave the charging party a volley, and Murray
from the nearest hill gave them another, and they went back faster than they came.
But the advancing line of skirmishers were sweeping the front as far as the eye could reach on each side, and it was clear that an advance in force was present.
, therefore, drew in his command.
had formed and waited for him a mile to the rear They joined forces and marched comfortably back to Union Mills
, where they arrived after dark.
The bridge was on fire, the army had gone and Colonel Nicholls
, of the Louisiana
regiment, since Governor Nicholls
, was holding the place for them until they got through.
Crossing Bull Run
they marched on the rear guard of the army and the next day reached the Rappahannock
Maj.-Gen. Richard S. Ewell
, who was in command of the division, was posted there by Johnston
to hold the enemy back while Johnston
got his trains out of the way. He held the position for several weeks, until during the last of April he moved to Gordonsville
, thence to Somerset
and thence by Swift Run Gap and across the Blue Ridge
's store in the valley of Virginia
After First Manassas George B. McClellan
was put in command of all the Union
armies when Winfield Scott
had come out of the Mexican
war with a first-rate reputation, and in 1861 made a brilliant campaign in West Virginia
, the American Switzerland
, against Wise
and Robert E. Lee
He was, therefore, with reason regarded as the first soldier on his side.
During the winter of 1861-62 he prepared a plan of a grand campaign, of which Richmond