Placed under arrest.
was at once put under arrest for disobedience, or rather defiance, of the orders of Brigadier-General Johnson
, but the arrest was broken the same day, and he was returned to the command of his regiment while covering the retreat of the command when pressed by two brigades of Federal Cavalry.
It is proper to state that in this affair General McCausland
was acting under orders received from General Early
, in his History of General Robert E. Lee
, alluded to the foregoing incident, and is also recited in John William Jones
' History of the United States
During the retreat from the invasion of Pennsylvania
referred to McCausland
's command reached Moorefield, in Hardy county
, and encamped there on the 6th of August.