troops, or keeping them in communication with him, or co-operation with each other, on the 28th, or 29th of August? And, if so, state it fully.
Answer. I know of no such neglect or omission.
The court adjourned to meet to-morrow, January 16, 1863, at 11 o'clock a.m.
10.15 A. M.
The enemy is advancing through the pass.
Captain and Aide-de-Camp.
Colonel Wyndham will halt them as long as he can, and asks to be re-enforced.
Send a brigade and a battery to assist Colonel Wyndham, and follow them up by your whole division.
COURT-ROOM, COR. FOURTEENTH AND PA. AVENUE,
Washington, D. C., January 16, 1863.
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Brigadier General JAMES B. RICKETTS, U. S. Volunteers, the witness under examination, appeared before the court.
Question by General McDOWELL. What o'clock on the 28th of August were your ordered to march from your bivouac beyond Buckland Mills?
Answer. I was ordered to march at 2 o'clock in the morning.
Question by General McDOWELL. How far did you march on the Warrenton turnpike before you turned off the road to go by Hay Market under the order given you by Captain Wadsworth?
Answer. I had crossed the bridge at Broad Run, and was but a very shot distance from it.
Question by General McDOWELL. Where did the order brought to you by Captain Wadsworth find you; on which side of the bridge?
Answer. On the side nearest Gainesville.
Question by General McDOWELL. Do you know any cause of delay in your getting forward from your bivouac to the place where you turned off; were there any obstructions in the road?
Answer. The road was very much encumbered by wagons. I saw a very large number in the vicinity of this stream-Broad Run.