December 13 — We had copious showers of rain last night, with a strong south wind, but the weather today was warm, clear, and pleasant. This morning our battery was ordered to report to General Lomax again, and at ten o’clock we left and started for Lomax’s camp. We passed through Orange Court House and moved out on the Rapidan Station road till we arrived within about a mile of the river, where we were informed that the Rapidan is not fordable on account of the recent heavy rains. We halted then, and here, and camped. General Lomax’s camp is on the north side of the Rapidan.