orgia, and the Carolinas.
In his comprehensive plan for the great day of battle now at hand was embraced that small but heroic band with which Jackson had just defeated three armies, filled the Federal Capital with alarm, and diverted from McClellan McDowell's powerful reinforcement.
The secrecy with which Lee knew how to wrap this movement was itself a presage of generalship.
He not only concealed Jackson's rapid march, so that Shields and McDowell should not follow on his heels, but, by aMcDowell should not follow on his heels, but, by an actual movement by rail of Whiting's division to Charlottesville, he made McClellan believe that he was sending a strong detachment to the Valley.
Then, with an army still inferior to its adversary by at least one-fourth, he burst upon McClellan's right wing.
By Lee's wise and bold combination, the weaker army showed, at the point of attack, double the strength of the stronger.
The Federal general saw his communications snatched from his control, his right wing, after an obstinate and blood