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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jackson's Valley campaign of 1862. (search)
nceived the audacious design of attacking his two opponents in succession the next day, with the hope of overwhelming them separately. Dabney's Life. For this purpose he directed that during the night a temporary bridge, composed simply of planks laid upon the running gear of wagons, should be constructed over the South river at Port Republic, and ordered Winder to move his brigade, at dawn, across both rivers and against Shields. Ewell was directed to leave Trimble's brigade and part of Patton's to hold Fremont in check, and to move at an early hour to Port Republic, to follow Winder. Taliaferro's brigade was left in charge of the batteries along the river, and to protect Trimble's retreat, if necessary. The force left in Fremont's front was directed to make all the show possible, and to delay the Federal advance to the extent of its power. The Confederate commander proposed, in case of an easy victory over Shields in the morning, to return to the Harrisonburg side of the river
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 12.89 (search)
t year, with the addition of General Bradley T. Johnson as one of the Vice-Presidents, were unanimously reelected. General Early presented a feeling and appropriate tribute to the memory of General John B. Hood, which was unanimously adopted, and ordered to be spread on the record. The banquet. After the speaking was over, the Association and their invited guests repaired to Levy's Hall, where a spendid banquet was spread, and eloquent and telling speeches were made in response to toasts by Colonel Charles S. Venable, Colonel John M. Patton, Jr., D. G. Tyler, of the old Rockbridge artillery; James N. Dunlop, of the old Fourth Virginia cavalry; Judge Theo. S. Garnett, Rev. Dr. J. E. Edwards, William Kean, of the old Richmond howitzers; Major J. Horace Lacy and others. As a specimen of the character of the speeches, and at the request of a number of comrades, we will give in full in our next number the speech of James N. Dunlop, Esq., in response to a toast to the cavalry.