y force at hand for the defence of Lynchburg was the division of Breckinridge, less than two thousand strong, and a few hundred home guards, cof Hunter's army.
By uniting with his own corps the division of Breckinridge and Ransom's cavalry, Early found himself at the head of about ttimore and Ramseur on the Washington City road, while Gordon and Breckinridge, with a portion of Ransom's cavalry inclining to the right, move, the crossing at the lower fords was promptly accomplished, and Breckinridge and Gordon, quickly forming their line of battle, advanced rapidEarly quickly made his disposition for battle.
The divisions of Breckinridge and Rodes were thrown to the right of the turnpike, and those ofted.
Perceiving that the left flank of the enemy was exposed, Breckinridge, under cover of a wooded hill, gained a position from which he bnter, Adjutant-General Gordon's division; Colonel Carr, Inspector-General Breckinridge's division, captured near Cross Keys, Valley of Virgini
spect for the man and the day, including the three councils of the Junior Order of American Mechanics.
There were two bands in line—one of the Grays' and the other band of the Normal School, composed entirely of colored students.
The procession moved through the principal streets of the city and was brought to a stand at the Academy of Music, where an interesting programme had been arranged.
Senator Daniel was unable to be present, however, as intimated in Sunday's Dispatch, and Hon. C. P. W. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, telegraphed that reasons of State prevented him from coming.
So, after prayer by Rev. Dr. Gibson and a short address by Mayor Collier the audience was dismissed.
The Academy was crowded from pit to dome, and the stage presented a most picturesque appearance.
When Mayor Collier, explaining the cause of Senator Daniel's absence, eloquently referring to him as battling bravely now for the liberties of Virginia as he had battled in the past, a gr