Answer. The early part of the night was an ordinary starlight night of summer, without any moon; about half-past 11 o'clock it commenced overcasting and threatened rain; very black clouds came up, and it did sprinkle a little. It was very dark from that time till toward morning.
Question. What impediments to the march of troops, if any, were there on the railroad?
Answer. The movement of the trains during the night would have prevented the possibility of moving troops upon the railroad track.
Question. Were any of the culverts open; and, if so, how many?
Answer. The culverts upon that line of road are all open culverts; the small culverts are all open culverts.
Question. How many were there?
Answer. I cannot state the number between Warrenton Junction and Bristoe Station; there were several of them; but I could not make even an approximate statement with any correctness.
Question. Will you look at the signature to this paper [handing witness a paper], and state whether you are sufficiently acquainted with General Banks' handwriting to be able to recognize that as his signature?
Answer. [Examining the paper.] I have seen his signature but a few times. I should say that was his signature.