by three regiments, keeping the enemy from advancing to it (Early's report). The remainder of Jackson's corps was that day moved from its camps near Grace church and Moss Neck to Hamilton's — Rodes, in command of D. H. Hill's division, going into line on Early's right, perpendicular to the railroad, and extending to Massaponnax creek.
Ramseur's brigade occupied the south side of creek, guarding the ford near its mouth.
Rode's line, under the superintendence of Colonels Thompson Brown and Tom Carter, was rapidly and strongly fortified.
A. P. Hill's and Trimble's division, the latter under Colston, were formed in rear.
And so General Lee waited.
Every country boasts its beautiful river, In France, the Seine, with its hills and valleys, forests and meadows, villages, towns and populous cities.
In England, the Thames, with its green fields and quiet hamlets.
In Austria, the beautiful blue Danube.
In Russia, the frozen Neva.
In Germany, the castle-lined Rhine.
In America the Hud