War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 1030 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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ville, and Kershaw on the Luray roads. Our cavalry went to Stony Creek (see plate ---*). The infantry remained in camp on the 8th, while Rosser, on the Back road, drove the enemy to Round Hill, engaging them near Tom's Brook (see plate ---+), while Lomax drove them to Tom's Brook on the turnpike (see plate ---+). The enemy turned on our cavalry on the 9th and drove them back, Lomax to Mount Jackson and Rosser to Stony Creek, where he checked them, and captured their trains and 8 pieces of artillery. Ramseur and Kershaw were marched down to Rude's Hill to meeet the enemy, but they retired to Edenburg (see plate ---*), and at night we held the line of Stony Creek. The 10th and 11th the infantry remained in camp, the pioneers being employed in repairing the telegraph line to New Market. Lomax's division went to the Page Valley on the 11th.

On the 12th the march was resumed, Ramseur in front, and the army marched to between Narrow Passage Creek and Woodstock (see plate ---*). The cavalry marched from Timberville to Stony Creek. Payne's brigade went to Pugh's Run on the Valley pike. Continuing the march on the 13th the advance infantry, Gordon's, reached Hupp's Hill by 10 a. m., having been preceded by Payne's cavalry. The infantry was kept concealed by the hill and woods, and formed as in plate ---,# and some artillery was put in position, and opened on the enemy's camps and pickets on the north side of Cedar Creek, driving them from their posts and camps on the left in great disorder. The enemy then advanced a brigade across Cedar Creek and opened from the batteries on their right. Our artillery shelled the advancing column and slowly withdrew, when the enemy came on and was charged and handsomely routed by Gordon's and Wharton's skirmishers and Conner's brigade, of Kershaw's division (see plate ---#). The enemy suffered severely. Rosser advanced to Cedar Creek and engaged the enemy's cavalry (see plate ---#); Lomax went down Page Valley and drove the enemy's pickets from Guard Hill (see plate ---*). The army fell back to Fisher's Hill and encamped (see plate ---*). Enemy burning [barns, & c.,] at Front Royal. The 14th was spent on Fisher's Hill, & c. (see plate ---*). The enemy's cavalry came to southwest of Strasburg, and Gordon's and Wharton's skirmishers drove them back to Hupp's Hill. Lomax encamped at ---. We remained at Fisher's Hill the 15th, some of our skirmishers going to Hupp's Hill and finding the enemy busily fortifying the north bank of Cedar Creek. All quiet ont he 16th, but at night Rosser's brigade of cavalry took Grimes' infantry, of Ramseur's division, behind it, and went to surprise a cavalry camp of the enemy on the Back road, but found only a picket, which was captured (see plate ---*).

On the 17th the troops were marched out in front of Tumbling Run a mile or more, and some reconnaissances were made in front. General Early sent General Gordon and myself to reconnoiter the enemy's position with reference to an attack from the signal station on Three-Top Mountain, sending General Pegram to Cedar Creek for the same purpose. A map of the enemy's position and works was made and delivered to the general commanding. On the 18th General Early summoned his division commanders to headquarters and decided upon and communicated to them a plan of attack to be carried into effect the following night and day, assigning to each division its time and place

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* Plate LXXXI, Map 4 of the Atlas.

+ Plate LXXXII, Map 11 of the Atlas.

# Plate LXXXV, Sketches 35, 36, and 37 of the Atlas.

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