ome sharp fighting, were withdrawn.
On Monday morning the enemy appeared in heavy force, and the batteries of Hill's division were put in position and shelled their infantry.
They retired the infantry, and bringing up a large number of batteries, threw a storm of shot and shell at us — we not replying.
They must have exploded several thousand rounds, and in all, so well sheltered were we, our killed did not reach twenty.
That evening Jackson's whole force moved up to Jefferson, in Culpeper County, Longstreet close to him. The enemy was completely deceived, and concluded that we had given the thing up.
Now comes the great wonder.
Starting up the bank of the river on Monday, the twenty-fifth, we marched through Amosville, in Rappahannock County — still further up, crossed the Rappahannock within ten miles of the Blue Ridge, marched across open fields, by strange country paths and comfortable homesteads, by a little town in Fauquier, called Orleans, on and on, as if we would ne