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Chapter 20: The spring campaign of 1863: camp near Culpepper. fights on the Rappahannock. visit of a Prussian officer. rides in the neighbourhood. H
advance and flank march.
night-fight near Tod's Tavern.
On our arrival at Culpepper we found it greatly improved in aspect.
True, the roads were still nearly im ds.
Our headquarters were established not more than a quarter of a mile from Culpepper, on a height thickly covered with pine and cedar trees, skirted by the road l ades were with us. The former picketed the fords in the immediate vicinity of Culpepper, and the latter was stationed higher up the river.
Hampton's command had bee he river, had driven our pickets back, and were advancing in large force upon Culpepper.
All was hurry and confusion at headquarters on the receipt of this intelli particular friend of mine, who resided on a pretty little plantation close to Culpepper.
Mrs S. was a poetess, and had exercised her talents to the glorification of
Chapter 23: Start after Stoneman. I am reported killed. headquarters near Orange Court-house. Stonewall Jackson's death. Reorganisation of the army. headquarters once more at Culpepper. great review of the cavalry corps. great cavalry battle at Brandy Station, 9th June 1863. Whilst the bulk of our army was marching in the direction of Fredericksburg, General Stuart and his Staff started with Fitz Lee's brigade towards Spotsylvania Court-house, where we arrived late in the evening, and our regiment went into bivouac. Quite close to the camp was Mr F.‘s plantation; here, during the winter, I had been a frequent visitor, and in consideration of the hardships and fatigues we had already undergone, General Stuart acceded to my friend's invitation to make his house our headquarters for the night. Accordingly the supper-hour found us all assembled round Mr F.‘s hospitable and well-furnished board, the honours of which were done by the pretty young ladies of the famil
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