War of the Rebellion: Serial 017 Page 1023 Chapter XXIV. CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

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Question. In doing so, about what distance did you pass over?

Answer. Between a mile and a mile and three-quarters.

Question. Did you go in as direct a line as possible?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Did you travel on a road or across the country?

Answer. Across the country.

Question. Were you on horseback?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. How long did it take you to make that journey?

Answer. About an hour.

Question. About what time in the day was it when you arrived?

Answer. I could not state what time I arrived. It was between 1 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

Question. Was there any road near the route you took?

Answer. No, sir.

Question. State the character of the country over which you passed.

Answer. It was rather a rough country; partly wooded, with a number of small ravines.

Question. Did you have occasion to dismount once or twice?

Answer. I believe I did, once or twice.

Question. Was it a country through which troops-infantry and artillery-could be marched in large masses?

Answer. No, sir.

Question. When you arrived at the location of your regiment, could you see the enemy?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. What was the impression you then formed as to his force?

Answer. I judged him to be about between 12,000 and 15,000.

Question. Did lyon see his forces of different arms-infantry and artillery?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. Did you see anything to make you think he was receiving re-enforcements?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. What?

Answer. I could see dust rising in the rear of his front, which seemed as though they were moving toward the front.

Question. If General Porter had attempted to proceed directly to attack the right of the enemy, who were then, or soon after, engaged with General Pope, must he have passed through the country through which you passed?

Answer. Yes, sir.

Question. And would that movement have directly exposed General Porter's own left flank to the assault of the enemy in front of him?

Answer. Yes, sir.