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trained soldiers under General Banks sped toward Gordonsville, to strike the first blow of what the new genera large part of Pope's army. He had started from Gordonsville, Pope's objective, to seize Culpeper Court Housemy away from McClellan. His first objective was Gordonsville. From this town, not far from the base of the Bo Culpeper and thence to send all his cavalry to Gordonsville, capture the town and tear up ten or fifteen mileneral Ewell's divisions on July 13th, to occupy Gordonsville. Ewell arrived in advance of Jackson and held tus figure on the Confederate side. He rested at Gordonsville for two weeks, recuperating his health and that out twenty-five thousand men. The movement on Gordonsville was exactly in accordance with Jackson's own ide therefore ordered to push his whole army toward Gordonsville, in the hope that Lee, compelled to strengthen Jn August 6th Pope began his general advance upon Gordonsville. Banks already had a brigade at Culpeper Court
was at the latter place. Pope's great source of uncertainty lay in the fact that he did not know whether Lee would move against him or would follow McClellan in the latter's retreat from the Peninsula; nor did he know when the reenforcements promised from McClellan's army would reach him. Meanwhile Lee had decided to let McClellan depart in peace and to advance against Pope, with the whole Confederate army. To this end Longstreet was ordered to the scene and with his corps he reached Gordonsville on August 13th. A few days later the two Confederate generals, Lee and Longstreet, ascended to the top of Clark's Mountain, from which, through powerful field-glasses, they obtained a good view of Culpeper, about twelve miles away. They saw that Pope's position was weak and determined to attack him without delay. Lee ordered his army to cross the Rapidan. He also sent a courier to gallop across the country with an important dispatch to General Stuart, disclosing his plans. It was n
throughout the war many who never fired a musket became expert in the occupations of peace. This photograph was taken in March, 1863, while Hooker was reestablishing railway communications to make possible his contemplated advance toward Gordonsville, Virginia, with the expectation of driving Lee back upon Richmond. During the previous year, in the disastrous campaign of Pope, most of the bridges along the Orange & Alexandria Railroad had been destroyed and much of the line torn up. In order tpahannock and Rapidan with his main body and, flanking Lee by the left, draw him from his fastness at Fredericksburg to battle on the open plain. Cavalry was to be sent two weeks in advance of the infantry to sweep around in Lee's rear toward Gordonsville and cut his communications, to compel a retreat upon Richmond. But it was not Lee who retreated after Chancellorsville! The interval of two months between the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg was for the South--notwithstanding