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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 1: the Ante-bellum life of the author. (search)
intment was not satisfactory on the border, and General Arista was assigned. There was discord over there bet, to accept pay, and were held as the guests of Generals Arista and Ampudia. On the 1st of May our tents werstood his business. He had been informed that General Arista, with his movable forces, had marched to Ranchoy some accident provision was not made complete for Arista to make prompt crossing of the river, and that gavesed of our move by General Mejia, at Matamoras, General Arista was thrown into doubt as to whether our move waing, however, that Taylor had gone to Point Isabel, Arista crossed the river and put his line athwart our retuhaps some solemn thoughts, kept us on the qui vive. Arista's army was known to be in line of battle only a fewaring through the wood. A reconnoissance found General Arista's army on the south bank of a stream, Resaca de feet deep. The position was so strong that General Arista thought it would not be attacked. He left Gene