ctober, 1863, General Imboden's Brigade was encamped in Rockingham county, Virginia, when he received an order from General Lee to proceed to Berryville, meet General Stuart there and in conjunction with him make an attack on Harper's Ferry and Charlestown, and, if possible, capture both.
General Sullivan's (Federal) Brigade waevoted to the cause we were fighting for. Every may from that section able to carry arms was in the Confederate army.
Some belonged to the Stone-Brigade, some to Stuart's Cavalry, and some to Chew's celebrated Battery of Horse Artillery.
There were two companies of cavalry —the Clark Cavalry, Company D, 6th Virginia, and Baylor'n on earth.
Our advance arrived in Berryville late in the evening of the 17th of October, and drove a scouting party of the enemy out of town.
We did not find Stuart there, as we expected, our scouts reporting that he could not cross the Shenandoah river on account of high water.
The General decided to attack Charlestown alon