McClellan was still lingering on the banks of the James, and Lee was as yet uncertain what his discomfited opponent might be ordered to do; but, watching the whole military chess-board in Virginia, he saw that it would not do to let Pope enter the field of contention without having him met by one competent to manage him, so, on the 13th of July, just as Pope was riding in from Washington to take command of his army of Virginia, Lee ordered Jackson to Gordonsville with Robertson's cavalry brigade and the two infantry divisions of Ewell and Winder, only about 12,000 men, but all hardy and well-tested veterans; and on the 27th another 12,000 under A. P. Hill were added to Stonewall's command.
Pope's unheard — of orders came to Lee's hands during these preparations.
That gentle-mannered man and model soldier characterized such threatenings against defenseless citizens as atrocious, and by direction of his government sent a note to Halleck, the general commanding t
, William H., major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Randolph, Robert, major, lieutenant-colonel; Robertson, Beverly H., colonel; Utterback, Robert E., major; Wickham, Williams C., lieutenant-colonel, c, major.
Twentieth Artillery battalion (De Lagnel's battalion): De Lagnel, Johnston, major; Robertson, James E., major.
Twentieth Cavalry regiment: Arnett, William W., colonel; Evans, Dudley, lcott, John, major.
Twenty-fourth Cavalry regiment: Barham, Theodore G., lieutenant-colonel; Robertson, John R., major; Robins, William T., colonel.
Twenty-fourth Infantry regiment: Bentley, Wil B., major.
Thirty-second Cavalry battalion (consolidated with Fortieth Cavalry battalion): Robertson, John R., major.
Thirty-second Infantry regiment (formed from Montague's and Goggin's Infan, William W., major.
Forty-second Cavalry battalion (transferred to Twenty-fourth Cavalry): Robertson, John R., major; Robins, William T., lieutenant-colonel.
Forty-second Infantry regiment: Ad