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squadron, as well as disclosed, in a scrambling race, an adroitly formed ambuscade of dismounted men on the banks of the stream, and produced no reply from what was supposed to be artillery. A small party of dismounted men, under the daring Captain Farley, soon gained the farther bank and scoured the woods, while the ever ready and indefatigable Blackford set to work to repair the crossing. It was dark, however, before it could be finished, and we slept on our arms until morning, finding ampl their valuable services; Captain Redmond Burke, Lieutenant John Esten Cooke, ordnance officer; Lieutenant J. S. W. Hairstone, C. S. A.; Lieutenant James R. Christian, Third Virginia cavalry; Lieutenant Chiswell Dabney, Aid; volunteer Aids Captain W. D. Farley and W. E. Towles — they having contributed their full share to whatever success was achieved by the brigade. My escort did good service. Private Frank Stringfellow, Fourth Virginia cavalry, was particularly conspicuous for gallantry an
L. Rosser was sent, with one hundred men and a section of artillery, back to recapture Manassas, in which he succeeded. His report of his operations those few days will be found of interest. At one time, on the thirtieth, I noticed our front lines, near Chinn's house, giving way, and, looking back, I saw the reserve line stationary. I sent word to the General commanding (whose name I did not learn) to move up, as he was much needed to support the attack. That order was carried by Captain W. D. Farley, volunteer Aid, under circumstances of great personal danger, in which his horse was shot. Generals Jenkins and Kemper came under my observation as exhibiting good conduct, bravery, and coolness. Brigadier-General D. R. Jones was with me part of the time, on the extreme right, during the battle, in which several batteries of his division took part, and I think he left me to bring his infantry into action. My division surgeon, Talcott Eliason, besides being an adept in his professio