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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
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ed upon me. I had command but one week, when Brigadier-General W. E. Starke reported for duty and took command. Shortly after Brigadier-General Starke's arrival, we took up the line of march and continued it until we reached the ford on the Rappahannock, near Brandy Station, on or about the twenty-first August, at which period we found the enemy strongly posted on the opposite bank. On the morning of the twenty-second we resumed the march, and crossed the Rappahannock at Major's Mill, on Hazel Fork, on the twenty-fifth; passed through Thoroughfare Gap on the morning of the twenty-seventh, and reached Manassas the same day. That night we fell back, and took position near the little farm called Groveton. On the afternoon of the twenty-eighth, the enemy appearing in sight, we formed our line of battle on the crest of the hill overlooking Groveton, and awaited his attack. The battle commenced at five o'clock P. M., and lasted until nine o'clock P. M., resulting in the repulse of the en