October 20 — Early this morning we were on the march for the south side of the Rappahannock. We crossed Silver Run at Auburn Mills, then moved in a southerly direction, leaving Warrenton to the west. Silver Run is a small winding brooklet running through the central portion of Fauquier County. We struck the Rappahannock at Beverly Ford, and crossed to the south side this evening. It was deep fording, as our smallest horses had to swim or tip-toe it, and the current was a little strong, but we all landed safely on this side of the stream.
The Yankees have good earthworks and rifle pits on the north side of the Rappahannock, commanding Beverly Ford. The country we passed through to-day is all rolling, with a little narrow level strip along Silver Run, and that is about all the level land we saw to-day in Fauquier.
General A. P. Hill’s troops are camped in Culpeper County near Beverly Ford. We are camped to-night near Beverly Ford, and in sight of A. P. Hill’s camp.