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le, the Confederate cavalry having previously gone, by a byroad, to near the tunnel of the Virginia Central railroad through the Blue ridge, which the Federal cavalry was seeking to destroy, and driven it back across South river and through Waynesboro to where Pegram struck its camp. The army encamped, after dark, in the vicinity of Waynesboro, where it remained on the 29th and 30th, while the engineer troops and pioneers were rebuilding the Central railroad bridges across South river and Christian's creek, which the enemy had destroyed. The Federal cavalry, which had been routed near Waynesboro, retreated through Staunton, Spring Hill and Mossy creek near Mt. Crawford, wantonly burning barns, mills, factories, grain and hay ricks, and driving all the live stock they could find before them, as they went, in obedience to Sheridan's orders to destroy the Valley so that even a crow traversing it would have to carry a haversack. Early's cavalry, on the 30th, followed the enemy as far
ront of the town and his right near the Central railway. He was located on a ridge, on the western edge of the town, with four pieces of artillery placed on his right, near the railroad and on the River road, and on the road leading to Staunton. His left rested in the edge of a small body of woods. The day was bitterly cold, with a biting wind and a steadily falling, heavy sleet. Sheridan came on, at an early hour, and drove in Early's pickets, having destroyed the railroad bridge over Christian's creek as he advanced. He first made a feint of attacking and then fell back, creating the impression that he had retired and gone into camp. At about 2 p. m. he again advanced in force and formed in line of battle about a mile in front of Waynesboro, across and at right angles to the Staunton road, with skirmishers in front and deployed some distance to the left. Early's artillery opened on this advance, especially that near his left, breaking the enemy's line and compelling them to
on, major; Garnett, Thomas S., lieutenantcol-onel, colonel; Stewart, D. Boston, major; White, Oscar, major, lieutenant-colonel. Forty-ninth Infantry regiment: Christian, Charles B., major, lieutenant-colonel; Gibson, John Catlett, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Murray, Edward, lieutenant-colonel; Smith, Caleb, major; Smith, Williacolonel; Skinner, James H., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Watkins, Thomas H., major, lieutenant-colonel. Fifty-second Militia regiment: Carter, Hill, colonel; Christian, Bat. D., major; Valden, Vulosko, major. Fifty-third Infantry regiment (formed from Tomlin's and Montague's battalions and Company A of Waddill's battalion): el. Fifty-fourth Militia regiment: Robinson, E. C., colonel. Fifty-fifth Infantry regiment: Archer, Robert H., lieutenantcol-onel; Burke, Thomas M., major; Christian, William S., major, lieutenant-colonel; Fauntleroy, Robert B., major; Lawson, Charles N., major; Mallory, Francis, colonel; Rice, Evan, major, lieutenantcol-onel
brigades. At South mountain he commanded his brigade, and in conjunction with Garnett, the two commands not exceeding 800 men, met Hatch's force of 3,500 before Turner's Gap. This little force of Confederates performed prodigies of valor, causing General Doubleday to report that he had engaged 4,000 or 5,000 men under the immediate command of Pickett, and Hooker reported that Hatch, after a violent and protracted struggle in which he was outnumbered and sorely pressed, was reinforced by Christian's brigade, in spite of which the resistance of the enemy was continued until after dark. It was by such self-sacrificing bravery that McClellan's army was delayed until Lee could concentrate at Sharpsburg. In the latter battle he commanded his brigade, also at Fredericksburg, his brigade meanwhile having been assigned to Pickett's division of Virginians. Before the battle of Chancellorsville he was detailed to operate near New Bern, N. C., where he rendered efficient service but fought