General Johnson, of Georgia, commands on the Monterey line, General Loring on this line, and General Wise, supported by General Floyd, on the Kanawha line.
The soldiers everywhere are sick.
The measles are prevalent throughout the whole army.
You know that disease leaves unpleasant results and attacks the lungs, etc., especially in camp, where the accommodations for the sick are poor.
I traveled from Staunton on horseback.
A part of the road I traveled over in the summer of 1840 on my return to St. Louis after bringing you home.
If any one had told me that the next time I traveled that road would have been my present errand, I should have supposed him insane.
I enjoyed the mountains as I rode along.
The views were magnificent.
The valleys so peaceful, the scenery so beautiful!
What a glorious world Almighty God has given us!
How thankless and ungrateful we are!
And from Valley Mountain, August 9, 1861, he writes: I have been three days coming from Monterey
ke the next move.
Lee devoted the few weeks of rest and recuperation which now followed in placing his army in better condition and reorganizing it. He now divided it into three corps instead of two-three divisions to the corps-commanded respectively by Longstreet, Ewell, and A. P. Hill.
Ewell had been next in command to Jackson, participating in the glories of his Valley campaign, and maintaining his reputation as an excellent assistant to his great chief.
He graduated at West Point in 1840, and served twenty-one years in the United States Army; was in Mexico, and brevetted for gallantry at Contreras and Churubusco; served on the frontier in the dragoons; was forty-three years old; had lost a leg at second Manassas, and was just able to rejoin the army.
He succeeded to much of Jackson's spirit and the quickness and ardor of his strokes in battle, was kind-hearted, eccentric, and absent-minded.
It has been said this last trait came very near being fatal to him, for, forgetting