ttle amounted to not less that 150,000 men.
Reaching our lines, we found General Lee on an eminence which, rising considerably above the other heights, a few hun of his own army in accordance therewith.
This hill having been occupied by General Lee during the entire progress of the battle, received his name, and to all futu the Federals to force the building of their bridges had been defeated.
But General Lee knew very well that he would not be able to prevent the passage of the riveris part which we had scarcely dared to hope for. Even the face of our great commander Lee, which rarely underwent any change of expression at the news of victory or ad seen, we returned to our horses, and I received orders to ride at once to General Lee to make report of our reconnaissance, General Stuart himself galloping over to A. P. Hill.
After a ride of a few minutes, I met Generals Lee and Jackson, who were taking a turn to inspect our own lines, and to reconnoitre those of the enemy.
nnock, or caused that fire to be ineffective; but General Lee had decided in council of war against any offensiur artillery maintained as yet a perfect silence, General Lee having given orders that our guns should not openm was highly complimented in Stuart's, Jackson's, and Lee's reports, the latter of which styled him the gallant his accustomed composure, and where our great leader Lee himself inspired the troops by his presence.
This pof we now hastened to Jackson, who at once sent to General Lee the request that he might leave his intrenchmentse in the act of taking luncheon under a tree.
General Lee has been much criticised, and chiefly by English speculated upon the incapacity of the adversary.
General Lee, who had been careful to strengthen the weaker po hope of rescuing from the hands of the Yankees, Miss Mary Lee, the daughter of our commander-in-chief and a de lieutenants had reached in safety the house where Miss Lee was staying; but as her friends were afraid to all