y celebrated Stonewall Jackson, with two divisions—his own (so-called), commanded by Winder, and Ewell's, comprising together about 14,000 or 15,000 men.
Then, when it became clear that the peninsulh the blessing of Providence, to be able to defeat it before reinforcements should arrive there, Ewell's, Hill's and Jackson's divisions were moved on the 7th in the direction of the enemy.
On the 9tures, General Jackson sent the divisions of A. P. Hill and Taliaferro to join him at Manassas.
Ewell, with Jackson's remaining division, was left at Bristoe with orders to fall back if attacked in ch to Centreville, where Pope then thought Jackson was. This attack was made by the divisions of Ewell and Taliaferro.
It was gallantly met by Gibbon and Doubleday, both fine soldiers, and lasted unr Groveton, on the Warrenton pike, almost to Sudley's Springs.
His own division held his right, Ewell the center, and A. P. Hill the left.
In Sigel's morning attack on Jackson's right, an attack wh
mies, May 5th, was distant a day's march.
General Ewell's corps, moving on the turnpike, was dimindistinct from Hill's fight of the same day. As Ewell advanced—Jones' brigade in front, followed by ur claim and came off victors.
In the rest of Ewell's hard fighting that afternoon, the North Caroerve.
The First North Carolina cavalry was on Ewell's left.
At nightfall, Ewell had resisted all d at once fortified the line he held.
While Ewell's forces were thus engaged, Gen. A. P. Hill's doubled him up, repeated assaults were made on Ewell's lines, but they were all repelled.
His men e; Longstreet's corps resting on the Po river, Ewell's in the center, and A. P. Hill's on the rightere forced out of the works, leaving, says General Ewell, 100 dead men in the works and many outsid of the angle, similar bravery was shown.
General Ewell's report clearly shows the service of the s the Ni, and threaten Grant's communication.
Ewell became right heavily engaged, and Ramseur's br