ds at Dundee, in Hanover County, where Dr P.‘s eldest daughter was to be married to Dr Fontaine, one of our comrades then acting as surgeon to Fitz Lee's brigade.
That we could accept it seemed impossible; for on the very same day a review of William Lee's command was ordered to take place near Moss-Neck, Jackson's headquarters, and the distance thence to our friend's house was not less than five-and-forty miles. Nevertheless, to leave still a chance open, and hoping I might persuade Stuart toade into Charleston, after an exciting chase by the Federal cruisers, and could only spare a few days to look at our army and make acquaintance with its most conspicuous leaders, for several of whom he had brought very acceptable presents.
To General Lee he presented an English saddle of the best make, to General Stuart a breech-loading carbine, while for Jackson he had provided himself with an india-rubber bed. For the presentation of this last article I escorted him to old Stonewall's headqu
village and the surrounding country, picturesquely bordered in the distance by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Only W. Lee's and Fitz Lee's brigades were with us. The former picketed the fords in the immediate vicinity of Culpepper, and the latons loaded and teams harnessed, for an immediate start — the General and his Staff galloping off to throw ourselves, with W. Lee's brigade, across the enemy's path.
It was on the plain near Brandy Station — that battle-ground so often mentioned alre moving at a moment's notice.
We reached the famous plateau near Brandy Station a little after daybreak, and found there W. Lee's brigade in line of battle, and two batteries of artillery in position.
Fitz Lee's command arrived soon afterwards; andand, was to march towards Culpepper Court-house.
In accordance with this information General Stuart resolved to leave William Lee's brigade behind to impede as much as possible Stoneman's advance, and with Fitz Lee's command to fall again upon the
Leaving one of his brigades to occupy William Lee's command, the General, with a body of seveisions, commanded by Hampton, Fitz Lee, and William Lee. About the 18th of May, General Lee, who haGeneral Lee, who had continued to confront the enemy at Fredericksburg, began gradually to shift the position of his tdivision, on the 7th we marched by order of General Lee, who was now among us, closer to the Rappahf the body of couriers whom I took with me. William Lee's brigade was placed on a ridge of hills, w on the heights.
Buried in the deep grass, William Lee and I lay close to our guns watching the pr
Thither I hastened off at once, promising General Lee to send him information as soon as I had difurther accident, at the point of destination.
Lee's and Jones's men received the order to charge received us with a shower of bullets.
General William Lee fell wounded in the thigh.
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departure for England.
General Lee had by this completed his preparations for emy's commander-in-chief.
The first object General Lee sought to compass, was to clear the valley s men to the charge.
We got news also from William Lee's troops, commanded by Chamblis, who had coy our troops, consisting of Robertson's and William Lee's commands; the dismounted sharpshooters onntention of sending off the greater part of William Lee's troops towards Aldie.
Through my earnesty the conflicting rumours which reached me from Lee's army after the battle of Gettysburg.
I couldrough which we had fought side by side.
General Lee announced the death of General Stuart in thhe month of June, General Randolph wrote to General Lee in the name of several prominent citizens b Hampton, Stuart's worthy successor, and by General Lee himself, but it was rejected at the War-Offring the cold weather, and General Hampton, General Lee, and President Davis, urging me to go on a [2 more...]