On the twenty-sixth August, we left Hanover Junction, and joined General Lee at Chantilly, on the second September, three days after the Yankees had been finally and decisively beaten in the second great battle of Manassas.
On the fourth, Anderson's brigade was sent to fire on the Yankee trains at Berlin, and, with two brigades, we drove away the Yankee forces near the mouth of the Monocacy, and crossed the Potomac.
That night and the next day were spent in destroying the lock aer.
headquarters First North Carolina cavalry, August 9, 1862. Captain Barker, Assistant Adjutant-General First Brigade:
Captain: I have the honor to report that the enemy advanced to the Gatewood field about nine o'clock P. M. on the fourth instant, and there halted during the night.
A courier was despatched to Lieutenant-Colonel Young and to me at that time, saying that the enemy was coming up in large force — artillery, infantry, and cavalry.
I immediately marched down with my regim