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The Daily Dispatch: November 8, 1861., [Electronic resource], Jackson's brigade — separation between him and them. (search)
had rushed with loud cheers into the very thickest of the bloody twenty-first of July day, and opposed with the combined courage and discipline of veterans the advance of the confident foe — the men who were all Virginia troops, and from that West Augusta to which Washington had looked in olden days as the last refuge of independence. Proudly had they vindicated the historic fame of their section at Manassas, and now they had again formed to say "good, bye" to their loved leader. The glow whi the facts, appeals to the lists of killed and wounded as his witnesses. These brave men can ask no higher testimony, and he desires no surer proof of his veracity. Other regiments would no doubt have done as well. The opportunity was given West Augusta and gallantly did she embrace it, as a bridegroom embraces his bride. Virginia has reason to be proud of all her troops, but to Jackson's brigade she owes her largest debt. The appearance of Gen. Jackson was received with not the slighte