cavalry companies of Harrison and Wickham, camped at Fairfax Station, three miles from the court-house.
Captain Thornton, I was informed, went on this duty.
Neither man, nor beast, that I could ascertain, sustained the slightest injury in this collision.
Having been left to my own discretion, and perfectly satisfied that my position was untenable against any mounted force of dash and courage, I followed immediately on the retiring footsteps of the enemy.
It was not until I had reached Cooper's wagon shop, ascertained by recent measurement to be one hundred and ninety-five steps west from the court-house, that I found a place which satisfied my judgment.
Here I found a new post and rail fence, on each side of the turn-pike — the one on the south side, helping to enclose the wagon shop yard.
Feeling safe in this position, I at once divided my command, placing it on opposite sides of the road, and protecting it by the post and rail fence.
I stated to the men, if I was not much m
, and the men sleeping in the court-house.
Captain Marr's company of rifles, about ninety strong, wen seen by him, he being out on a scout.
Captain Marr, after making his company comfortable in this brought me within about one hundred yards of Marr's command.
I shall be pardoned, I trust, for ised, by little more than half his number of Captain Marr's rifles.
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In the meantime, the alarm having reached Captain Marr also, he promptly deployed his company in S instant death.
It was reported to me that Captain Marr, when found, was upon his face, with his swssing events, to belt it round his person.
Captain Marr being thus killed, a fact unknown to his menemy on his return, turning in the direction of Marr's men, near the Stevenson road was, in the extrith no other object than to alarm — killing Captain Marr by a chance shot at a distance of three hunt wounding of Colonel Ewell, the killing of Captain Marr, and the dispersion of the whole Confederat