for him; but Stuart
joined him soon after he had posted Harper
's regiment and a single gun, at Falling Waters
in front of Martinsburg
fell back to Big Spring
, 2 1/2 miles the other side, where he encamped for the night, and the next day retired to Darkesville
at noon of July 3d.
reported to Jackson
the capture of a whole company of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania, with the exception of the captain, after killing three; that one of the enemy was killed by Captain Carter
's negro servant and one of Captain Patrick
's company; that the captured 49 of the enemy were from the Fifteenth Pennsylvania, the First Wisconsin and the Second United States cavalry.
highly commended Stuart
and his command, and wrote of the former, ‘He has exhibited those qualities which are calculated to make him eminent in his arm of the service.’
concluded his report with the reasons which induced him to advance on the enemy.
They were: ‘A desire to capture him if his strength was only a few hundred; if he should appear in force, to hold him in check until his baggage wagons could be loaded and moved in column to the rear.’
's brigade, on the 30th of June, had 128 officers and 2,043 men of the infantry, and 4 officers and 81 men of the artillery, present for duty.
's cavalry had 21 officers and 313 men. At that time, Patterson
had present for duty in his command, the department of Pennsylvania, 14,344, of which 395 were cavalry, 258 artillery and 13,691 infantry.
This force was composed entirely of three months men, under Lincoln
's call for 75,000, with the exception of the Fourth Connecticut infantry, four companies of United States cavalry, and three of United States artillery.
In his account of ‘the affair at Falling Waters
,’ as he calls it, Johnston
wrote, after describing Jackson
's operations, that hearing of this attack, at sunset of the 2d, he ordered the rest of his army forward, from the front of Winchester
, and met Jackson
's brigade, retiring, at Darkesville
, about daybreak of the 3d; that he there bivouacked his whole army, in order of battle, expecting the Federals
to advance and attack, and waited four days, in this expectation, supposing that Patterson
had invaded Virginia
for that purpose; but, as Patterson
did not come