and await his attack there.
with his brigade was sent to the Luray Valley
, to watch that route; and, in the afternoon, we moved to Fisher's Hill
I had received information, a few days before, from General Lee
, that General Anderson
had moved with Kershaw
's division of infantry and Fitz. Lee
's division of cavalry to Culpeper Court-House; and I sent a dispatch to Anderson
informing him of the state of things, and requesting him to move to Front Royal
, so as to guard the Luray Valley
's advance appeared on the banks of Cedar Creek
, on the 12th, and there was some skirmishing with it. My troops were posted at Fisher's Hill
, with the right resting on the North Fork
of the Shenandoah
, and the left extending towards Little North Mountain
; and we awaited the advance of the enemy.
moved to Front Royal
, in compliance with my request, and took position to prevent an advance of the enemy on that route.
Shortly after I took position at Fisher's Hill
, Major General Lomax
reported to me to relieve Ransom
in command of the cavalry, and MeCausland and Johnson
joined us with the remnants of their brigades.
demonstrated at Hupp's Hill
, within our view, for several days, and some severe skirmishing ensued.
Upon taking position at Fisher's Hill
, I had established a signal station on the end of Three Top Mountain, a branch of Massanutten Mountain
, near Strasburg
, which overlooked both camps and enabled me to communicate readily with General Anderson
in the Luray Valley
A small force from Sheridan
's army ascended the mountain and drove off our signal-men and possession was taken of the station by the enemy, who was in turn driven away; when several small but severe fights ensued over the station, possession of it being finally gained and held by a force of 100 men under Captain Keller
On the morning of the 17th, it was discovered that the enemy was falling back, and I immediately moved