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Chapter XI Tennesseeans in Virginia Records of Archer's and Johnson's brigades. when Brig.-Gen. W. W. Loring took command of the Northwestern army, then distributed at various points in West Virginia, in July, 1861, he was joined at Huntersville by Brig.-Gen. Daniel S. Donelson's Tennessee brigade, composed of the Eighth and Sixteenth regiments under Cols. Alfred Fulton and John H. Savage, and by Brig.-Gen. Samuel R. Anderson's Tennessee brigade, composed of the First, Col. George Maney; the Seventh, Col. Robert Hatton, and the Fourteenth, Col. W. A. Forbes. Early in August, Gen. R. E. Lee assumed command of the forces in West Virginia, and Brig.--Gen. W. S. Rosecrans became his opponent in command of the Federal forces. In preparing the well-laid scheme to destroy the Federal forces at Cheat Mountain pass, General Lee moved Donelson's and Anderson's brigades to the right and left of the Federal position by circuitous mountain paths, which enabled them to penetrate th
admitted to the bar in 1849. A gentleman of high culture and social standing, his success in his profession was steady and rapid. He was elected a member of the Tennessee house of representatives in 1856, and two years later was elected to the Congress of the United States. When the long sectional quarrel flamed out at last into civil war, he ranged himself with his native State on the side of the South. He joined the Confederate army and was made colonel of the Seventh Tennessee. In July, 1861, his regiment was ordered with other commands to Staunton, Va., where we find him on the 28th of that month. It was just after the great victory of the First Manassas, when the whole South was wild with joy over its wonderful triumph, and the ambition of every Southern soldier was to join the victorious army led by Joe Johnston and Beauregard and move at once upon Washington. But affairs had not gone well in West Virginia, and an effort was to be made to recover what had been lost in tha