touch, and he saw that all the party were considerably amused at the jogging to which he was subjected.
In the mean time Jeff Davis was pacing along with a smoothness which made me feel as if I were seated in a rocking-chair.
When we reached headquarters the general dismounted in a manner which showed that he was pretty stiff from the ride.
As he touched the ground he turned and said with a quizzical look, Well, I must acknowledge that animal is pretty rough.
Sheridan had arrived on June 20 at White House, on his return from the expedition to the north side of the North Anna River, upon which he had been sent on the 7th.
As soon as Lee learned of Hunter's success he sent Breckinridge's troops to oppose him; and hearing that Sheridan had started, he ordered Hampton's and Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry commands to move against our cavalry.
They were to attack Sheridan during the night of the 10th and surprise him; but that officer was not to be caught napping.
He advanced promptly to