the vicinity of Suffolk, south of James River), and Jackson's corps, composed of the divisions of A. P. Hill, Early, and D. H. Hill under Rodes, and Trimble under Colston.
The Federal general's designs were well conceived.
He proposed to march three of his corps up the Rappahannock twenty-seven miles, cross them at Kelly's Fored.
T. J. J. General R. E. Lee.
As the different divisions arrived they were formed at right angles to the road, Rodes's in front, Trimble's division, under Colston, in the second line two hundred yards in the rear, and A. P. Hill's in supporting distance in column.
At 6 P. M., all being ready, Jackson ordered the advance.
ned and rolled in a sheet of flame upon his center.
Rodes, who led with so much spirit, says: The enemy, taken in flank and rear, did not wait for an attack.
Colston's division followed so rapidly that it went over the enemy's works at Dowdall's with Rodes's troops, and both divisions fought with mixed ranks until dark.