n's crossing on the 4th of June last.
Halting at Culpeper Courthouse two days, on the night of the 12th, after a most exhausting march of seventeen miles in about six hours, we reached Front Royal.
I was ordered to move on the pike leading to Winchester at three o'clock A. M., 13th of June.
Fording both branches of the Shenandoah, we marched to a point on the Staunton pike, about five and one half miles from Winchester, when, as ordered by Major-General Early, I moved to the left of this roadWinchester, when, as ordered by Major-General Early, I moved to the left of this road and formed line of battle three miles southwest of the town.
About four o'clock in the afternoon I deployed a line of skirmishers and moved forward to the attack, holding two regiments (the Thirteenth and Thirty-first Georgia) in reserve.
After advancing several hundred yards, I found it necessary to bring into line these two regiments — the Thirty-first on the Tight and the Thirteenth on the left.
The enemy's skirmishers retreated on his battle line, a portion of which occupied a strong pos