ames, and then turned round and fought Pope's army, reinforced by McClellan's, from the Rapidan to the Potomac.
The order excusing barefooted men from marching into Maryland had sent thousands to the rear.
Divisions that had become smaller than brigades were when the fighting first began; brigades had become smaller than regiments, and regiments had become smaller than companies.
On the morning of the 14th, having fixed his lines of battle, General Hill relates that, accompanied by Major Ratchford of his staff, he was talking with a mountaineer who stood near his cabin, surrounded by his children.
The mountaineer supposing that the General and the Major were Federal officers, was giving information about roads and rebels.
Just then a shell came hurling through the woods, and a little girl began crying.
Having a little one at home of about the same size, I could not forbear from stopping a moment to say a few soothing words to the frightened child. * * The firing had aroused th