ers—another reminder, and not an agreeable one, either, of the presence of our armed adversaries.
We are now very close to the enemy.
We are at the foot of the hill upon the table-ground of which stand the Crew house and other buildings and McClellan's army awaiting our assault-so close that we feel the vibrations of the earth at each discharge of the Federal guns.
Not three hundred yards intervene between us and these guns, the slope of the hill, however, perfectly protecting us, we beingarate and distinct charges—but were compelled to fall back for the double reason of not being supported on the left and the heavy reinforcements coming up to the support of the enemy.
Let us see what is stated by the Federal officers:
General McClellan says:
When the battle commenced in the afternoon I saw that in the faces and bearing of the men which satisfied me that we were sure of victory.
The attack was made upon our left and left center, and the brunt of it was borne by Po
ur people encamped upon the field; our youth, mature manhood, and age with lengthening shadows, all were there.
And from home, woman—the best comfort of our imperfect condition—inspired us by her faith and trust in the justice of God and the righteousness of our cause.
It was the tempestuous march of a principle as old as the government and as irrepressible as thought.
Of such men were made the squadrons which under Stuart, who deserves to take rank with Kellerman, forced the circuit of McClellan's army while he thundered at the gates of Richmond and scored the first great ride of the war.
Of such were composed the battalions which under Jackson, who received his death wound a score of years ago in the tangled growth at Chancellorsville, about the exultant hour of victory, made the first great march of the war in the shadow of South mountain by the waters of the Shenandoah, and hurled the forces of the Government from the Valley.
With these citizens Buchanan drove the beak of t
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