It was a very commanding position.
The enemy must be dislodged, and that right speedily, too. The Harris Light were ordered by General Davies to do the work.
Major McIrwin led the charge, accompanied by Captains Downing and Mitchel, and Lieutenant Jones, and supported by two batteries.
General Custer, whose irrepressible gallantry led him far ahead of his command, came up and went with them.
Down the hill they went at a gallop — a perfect avalanche of shot and shell crashing above them, aappahannock River, at the railroad bridge.
The wagons were at once packed and sent to the rear, and the horses were ordered to be saddled, and the men were bidden to prepare for any emergency.
At daybreak, Brigadier-General Lomax, in command of Jones's old brigade, now his own, and W. H. F. Lee's, under Colonel Beale, of the Ninth Virginia cavalry, moved at once to the front and found all quiet.
Some hours later, couriers brought information that the enemy were crossing at Stark's Ford, with