War of the Rebellion: Serial 017 Page 0933 Chapter XXIV. CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

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Examination by the ACCUSED:

Question. Do you recollect the road over which you marched the following morning-the 30th of August-going up to the battle-field?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Was your camp near the junction of that road and the railroad?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Was that road near to Manassas Junction?

Answer. I thought it was about a mile or two from the Junction.

Question. It was not at the Junction?

Answer. No, sir.

Question. Do you recollect Bethlehem church?

Answer. No, sir.

Question. By looking at the map do you think you could recognize the point where you were?

Answer. I might.

Question. Look at the map before the court, if you please, and point out the place, if you can.

Answer. [After looking at the map.] I recollect that where our brigade lay the railroad was in view, and also the road we took the next morning.

Question. According to the measurement upon the map, an inch to the mile, how far is that from Manassas Junction?

Answer. It is probably some 2 miles.

Question. When you say that the rebel battery was silenced, do you mean that it was incapacitated, or that it ceased firing and was withdrawn?

Answer. I thought it was withdrawn.

Examination by the accused here closed.

Examination by the COURT:

Question. At what time on the 27th of August did your division arrive at Warrenton Junction, and how far had it marched that day?

Answer. I am under the impression that we arrived there about noon; the time of the day is fixed distinctly on my mind. I do not recollect the camp beyond Warrenton which we left; I might recall it by looking at the map. [Examining the map.] We marched from some point on this road [indicating on the map the road referred to] by Bealeton, and then down the side of the track to Warrenton.

Question. Was your brigade the leading brigade?

Answer. I do not recollect whether it led that day or not.

The examination of this witness was here closed.

Lieutenant EDWARD P. BROOKS called by the Government, and sworn and examined as follows:

By the JUDGE-ADVOCATE:

Question. What is your position in the military service?

Answer. I am a first lieutenant of volunteers in the Sixth Wisconsin Regiment.

Question. State to the court, if you please, whether or not you were serving with the Army of Virginia on or about the 27th of August last.

Answer. I was.