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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.36 (search)
ted to make the fourth battery of the battalion. When the battery reported Colonel Lee was shocked that such a company of immature boys should be sent to him whilee company of boys acted splendidly and did as well as any veteran battery in General Lee's army, but only a few of them were wounded in the battle. Captain Parkertive to the other three batteries of the battalion. President Davis said of Colonel Lee in this battle: I have reason to believe that at the last great conflict on served to turn the tide of battle and consumate the victory. It was not of Colonel Lee, but his splendid battalion of artillery, including the boy company, that tuexultant enemy. Tasting ties. After the bloody battle of Sharpsburg, Colonel Lee let up on the boy company. He and they were ever afterwards friends. The lof the great battles of Second Manassas and Sharpsburg. Not long after this Colonel Lee was promoted and moved for service to the West. He was assigned to duty at
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.38 (search)
great facility and confidence without maps and guides as with them. When advancing he rarely declined to fight, believing that then a concentration of superior forces against him was more difficult, the vigor of his enemy being somewhat paralyzed by the celerity of his own movements and the mystery that involved them. When retreating, however, he would resort to every strategem to avoid battle, fearing that while fighting one enemy another might overtake and assail him. The Ohio raid. Lee was marching toward Pennsylvania and Bragg, in danger of being overwhelmed by Rosecrans, directed Morgan to create a diversion by marching into Kentucky and threatening Louisville. Being essential a free lance, accustomed to independent action, Morgan determined to cross the Ohio River, General Bragg's order to the contrary notwithstanding. Hitherto the career of the cavalry chieftain had been brilliantly successful but the contemplated long ride from the sunny hills of Tennessee through Ke