War of the Rebellion: Serial 017 Page 0948 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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Question. At what time was that order received?

Answer. It was between 3 and 4 o'clock that night, or rather the morning of the 30th of August.

Question. Did General Porter take any action under that order; and, if so, what action did he take?

Answer. Yes, sir; he waked me up (I was lying down on the ground by him), and sent with a written message to General Morell, who was at the front.

Question. What was the message to General Morell, to tell him to do?

Answer. I did not know the contents of the message.

Question. What did General Morell do on getting the message?

Answer. He immediately withdrew his troops from the front.

Question. Did you return to General Porter's headquarters?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. What was then done?

Answer. We then moved off on the Sudley Springs road.

Question. General Porter's command, do you mean?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. When did they start; after you returned?

Answer. I should think somewhere about half-past 4 or 5 o'clock.

Question. At what time did you return?

Answer. Immediately.

Question. Do you mean by that to say that you were there about 4 o'clock, just before the troops started?

Answer. The troops might have been moving when I got back. I do not recollect distinctly about that.

Question. Did they move directly after you got back?

Answer. Yes, sir.

The examination by the accused here closed.

Examination by the JUDGE-ADVOCATE:

Question. At what time in the afternoon of the 27th of August did you receive this order from General Porter to go out and examine the road to Greenwich?

Answer. I should think it was about a half an hour before sunset.

Question. At what time did you return that night?

Answer. I do not know as I could tell exactly. I should think it was between 7 and 8 o'clock. It was after dark.

Question. Did you, or the officer with you, make a report to General Porter of the result of your examination?

Answer. I do not know whether Captain McQuade did. I did.

Question. At what hour did you make your report?

Answer. Directly after getting back.

Question. Did you, or not, see Captain Pope, on the 29th, after his return to the quarters of General Porter, after you first saw him?

Answer. No, sir.

Question. Are you able to recall with entire distinctness the hour at