shrouded in mystery.
From the crossing at Hinson's Mills, Jackson's course still took the same direction — through the little village of Orlean, along the base of a small mountain which crops up in Fauquier County, and on to the little town of Salem, where his foot cavalry, after a march of over twenty-six miles on a midsummer's day, rested for the night.
At dawn on the 26th the route was resumed — this day at right angles with the direction of that of the preceding, and now, with faces setof the Federal army, while I remained in front with thirty thousand men to engage him in case he should offer to fight.
On the 25th Jackson crossed the Rappahannock at Hinson's Mill, four miles above Waterloo Bridge, and that night encamped at Salem.
The next day he passed through Thoroughfare Gap and moved on by Gainesville, and when sunset came he was many miles in the rear of Pope's army, and between it and Washington.
This daring move must have staggered the Federal commander.