made haste to strengthen it by earthworks, abatis, and guns.
Our supply trains had been left north of the Rapidan.
If the movement should be persisted in, they must be brought over, in order that our soldiers' haversacks might be replenished.
Then the turnpike and plank roads must be abandoned, and our army cut loose from its resources, at a season when a few hours' rain would convert the river in its rear into a raging, foaming flood.
All the important roads in this region run from Gordonsville and Orange Court House eastward to Fredericksburg; and our army, moving southward to flank the enemy, must cut and bridge roads for its guns and trains.
That army, if not discouraged by the bungles and failures of the last week, must by this time have been soured and intensely disgusted.
To rush it now on the Rebel defenses — which had grown and were growing stronger each hour — would be to expose it to defeat in a position where defeat was sure to be disastrous, and might prove ruinous
Gooding, Gen., taken prisoner, 220.
Gordon, Gen. J. B., mortally wounded near Richmond, 574.
Gordon, Gen. G. H., extract from his report of attack on Banks's rear-guard at Winchester, 135; commands a brigade at Antietam, 206.
Gordonsville, Va., 17:3; Jackson at, 176.
Gorman, Gen. W. A., at South Mountain, 198.
Govan, Gen., at Chickamauga, 417; captured, with most of his brigade, at Jonesboroa, Ga., 636.
Gove, Col., Mass., killed at Gaines's Mill, 157.
Graham, Major, hemont with Ewell's corps, 138; at Port Republic, 139: his army summoned to Richmond, 140; arrests McDowell's march, 151; his report of losses at Gaines's Mill. 157; operations near Glendale, 161; Malvern Hill, 165; his loss, 166; reenforced at Gordonsville, he follows Gen. Ewell, 176; attacks Crawford's batteries at Culpepper and defeats Banks at Cedar Mountain, 177; prisoners and guns captured by, 177; his hazardous movement from the Rappahannock, 180; evacuates Manassas, 181; is present at 2d