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Chapter 9: The expedition into Pennsylvania. life at the Bower during General Stuart's absence. the General's own report of the expedition. camp life at the Bower continued, and threatened final departure, with an Interlude of two days fighting near Kearneysville. a Vivacious visitor. military review. at last we break up camp at the Bower. The day came, the 9th of October, and with its earliest streakings of light the bustle of preparation for departure. Arms were cleaned, horses were saddled, and orderlies were busy. About eight o'clock the bugle sounded to horse, and soon afterwards I, and the rest of my comrades who had been left with me behind, saw, with great depression of spirits, the long column disappear behind the distant hills. We determined, however, with a soldier's philosophy, to accept the situation, and to forget our disappointment by indulging, as much as was compatible with the performance of duty, in rides, drives, shooting, and social visitin