on the second day what they had lost on the first.
Both armies claimed the victory.
The loss on both sides was heavy and about equally divided.
In our number of casualties, however, we suffered a greater loss than they in the severe wound which, during the battle, had incapacitated General Johnston.
Among the troops at Seven Pines, the Chasseurs-à--pied, of New Orleans, after rendering excellent service, had come out with the loss of Edgar Macon, killed, and M. Goodwyn wounded.
Colonel Coppens, of the Zouave battalion, was also wounded.
On June 1st, R. E. Lee was assigned to command of the army, vice J. E. Johnston wounded.
Such was the first association, bringing together Robert Edward Lee and that army of Northern Virginia which for three years he led, with unsurpassed genius, to ever-widening renown for it, and for himself immortal fame.
General Lee's first order was to direct Jackson to rejoin him from the valley.
Jackson was about seeing the end of hopelessly confu