will be adjudged heroes by this age and by oil posterity.
It was for no lack of bravery on the part of the rank and file of the Army of Northern Virginia that they failed to realize victory.
Nor do I believe that history will ascribe the failure to any want of forecast or lack of military skill and ability in our noble commanding General.
On the contrary, I believe every move was well considered, and, if executed as planned, different results would have been realized.
His true we had no Jackson at Gettysburg.
But the brilliant achievement at Winchester, and the magnificent bearing of his corps at Gettysburg, showed that while Ewell should live we could never say that we had lost all that was valuable in Jackson.
Nor must we forget the services of the "noble war horse" Longstreet, or the parts borne by his brave troops in the second and third days' battles.
On no part of our whole line was there more bravery displayed than by Longstreet, when in person he superintended the o