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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 16: second Manassa's. (search)
. This hill was now crowned with the artillery battalions of Shumaker of Jackson's corps, and S. D. Lee of Longstreet's, making an aggregate of thirty-six pieces. From this arrangement it resulted,ion, and the heroic tenacity with which he held it against fearful odds until the arrival of General Lee, was the splendid result chiefly due. It was so ordered, as if to illustrate the superior pronn — the temporary base of the Confederates -in the presence of such masters of the art of war as Lee and Jackson. Instead of extending his right so far toward Madison, with the preposterous design s of his adversary, which would then have been by the Central Railroad. Nothing but the delay of Lee's reserves in reaching Raccoon Ford, saved Pope here from a disaster far worse than that of Manasmidable foe in his rear. The plainest deduction might have convinced him, that such a General as Lee would not have placed such a body of infantry and artillery, as he saw grimly confronting him acr
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 17: the campaign in Maryland. (search)
verance: Behold! What hath God wrought! General Lee now determined to pursue his advantages by ith too prodigal a waste of patriot blood. General Lee therefore determined to turn aside and promore, ever adopted a bolder project than that of Lee and Jackson, or executed it with greater promptrmined on, two places offered themselves to General Lee for penetrating into Maryland. If he removundness of his counsel and the soundness of General Lee's expectation, that his advance on Fredericved there, and was encamped near the town. General Lee now assembled his leading Generals in councen delicate and hazardous. The purposes of General Lee cannot be so clearly set forth in any way aty, immediately resumed his march to rejoin General Lee at Sharpsburg with his two remaining divisio enter the place. The next day, a copy of General Lee's order, directing the movements of his whoe passes across the mountain which were held by Lee, and as soon as he effected an entrance at any,[3 more...]