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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 8: battles around Richmond. (search)
esignated The army of Northern Virginia. General Lee's army had received some reinforcements froy horse, and with my personal staff rode to General Lee's headquarters at Gaines' house, north of tnicsville and Chickahominy So called by General Lee, though designated by subordinate commandern the afternoon of the 30th, I rode to find General Lee again, and, being guided by reports of the of other portions of the army to come up as General Lee expected them to do, but the enemy had beenont and both flanks effectively protected. General Lee's entire army was likewise present, and it strong position at Harrison's Landing. If General Lee's plans for the battle had been carried outre the arms to come from? When I was at General Lee's headquarters, on the night of the 28th ofaptured from the enemy. The movement of General Lee against McClellan was a strategic enterprisd in the destruction of McClellan's army as General Lee had desired, and the army and country fondl[8 more...]
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 9: battle of Cedar Run. (search)
a vain-glorious address to his troops, in which he declared that he had never seen anything of the rebels but their backs; and he talked largely about making his headquarters in the saddle, and looking out for the means of advancing, without giving thought to the lines of retreat, which were to be left to take care of themselves. He certainly was producing great commotion in the poultry yards of the worthy matrons, whose sons and husbands were absent in the service of their country, when General Lee sent Stonewall Jackson to look after the redoubtable warrior. After remaining in camp several days near Richmond, Ewell's and Jackson's divisions were ordered to Gordonsville under General Jackson, and, taking the lead, Ewell's division arrived about the 15th of July. On the next day after our arrival, a body of the enemy's cavalry, having crossed the Rapidan, advanced through Orange Court-House towards Gordonsville, and my brigade and the Louisiana brigade were moved out with a regi