uer him—he unflinchingly stemmed it and resolved to lift himself and the Union out of it.
Colonel Henderson, of the British Staff college, in his life of Stonewall Jackson, says:
Before twenty-four hours had passed reinforcements had increased the strength of Johnston's army to 40,000.
Want of organization had doubtless pespecially of new troops, yields at a touch, and who above all, saw the necessity of giving the North no leisure to develop her immense resources.
For three days Jackson impatiently awaited the order to advance, and his men were held ready with three days cooked rations in their haversacks.
But his superiors gave no sign, and he ttle in Virginia many officers served, on both sides, who afterward became distinguished, or famous.
On the Confederate side were Johnston, Beauregard, Stonewall Jackson, Stuart, Fitz Lee, Longstreet, Kirby Smith, Ewell, Early, Whiting, D. R. Jones, Sam Jones, Holmes, Evans, Elzey, Radford and Jordan—all graduates of West Point.
the line of the South branch of the Potomac, which Jackson, by order, had abandoned, and Gen. Edward Johnson, t Fredericksburg, in command of General Holmes, and Jackson held its left in the lower Shenandoah valley.
Pracd., toward Harper's Ferry, to attack and drive back Jackson.
McClellan advanced his great army, from the intretomac, had put his forces behind the Rappahannock.
Jackson, preferring fighting to retreating, skirmished wit reopened, and 35,000 were to help Banks look after Jackson in the Valley.
The force that had followed Gen. Ed47,000 men that had fallen back from Manassas; Stonewall Jackson safeguarded the lower Shenandoah valley with s his numbers permitted him to place before Johnson, Jackson, Johnston and Holmes, while he landed his great armfive Federal armies —which the compelling genius of Jackson soon made but two—that at the opening of the Virginand those of the opposing Confederate forces.
Stonewall Jackson was first in the field of actual combat, and s