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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 13: Port Republic. (search)
the angle between the main stream and a tributary called South River. The only road to Brown's Gap, descending from the bold, the advance of the enemy dashed across the ford of the South River almost as soon as they, and occupied the streets. The Gtillery behind them also, and dashed across the fords of South River by the way they came. As they retired toward Lewistoeneral Taliaferro, in the village, to watch the fords of South River and the roads toward Lewiston, on the one hand, while on eye, to construct a foot-bridge across the fords of the South River, by which he designed to pass his infantry down toward L the dawn of day; and by five o'clock it had crossed the South River, and was ready to advance against Shields. The Louisian who had now passed the whole of his division across the South River, was also hurrying to the front. He had just placed theeral Jackson's column at the imperfect footbridge across South River, which caused his first attack to fail through deficient