time not even menaced; and if he had been, the gateways of retreat were wide open.
His march had been made with such celerity, his flanks guarded with such consummate skill, that he
Map: relative positions of forces at sunset.
August 28, 1862. was in no hurry to execute those tactical movements which he recognized as essential to his safety and to the delivery of his heaviest blows.
On one flank, Fitz Lee was as near to Alexandria as to Manassas Junction; and, on the other, Munford and Rosser were in advance of Bristoe.
Jackson was resting — as a man full of life and vigor, ready to start into action at the first touch — but he rested in the consciousness of security.
The Federal commander, around whose flank and rear fourteen brigades of infantry, two of cavalry, and eighteen light batteries had passed, was also resting-but in profound ignorance.
On the 26th he ordered Heintzelman
The Stone Bridge, Bull Run, from the North bank.
From a sketch made in 1884.
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