l Longstreet--perhaps for the reason that on May 31st we had not fully succeeded in crushing one Federal corps isolated at Seven Pines, and on June 1st had lost all the ground beyond Seven Pines that we had gained the day previous.
I was completely prostrated on the 2d of June by an attack of paralysis, no symptom of which was manifested within eighteen hours after Lee relieved me of the command of the army.
But, for that misfortune, I would certainly
After the battle of Seven Pines — Pettit's battery in Fort Richardson, in front of Fair Oaks Station, between theNine-mile road and the railroad.
From a photograph. have required all subordinates to report to me events that took place on the field in their respective commands whilst I was in control of the army.
The detailed reports of regimental and brigade commanders on both sides in this battle show many instances of close, persistent and bloody fighting, such as have been seldom equaled by any troops on any field.