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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
housand men and one hundred guns had preceded him. Magruder was a short distance in his front with eleven thou the troops of Washington were closing around him. Magruder's front was twelve miles long and in many respects Early's divisions were put in march to re-enforce Magruder. General Beauregard had been detached from Johnstin the Valley of Virginia. Had McClellan assailed Magruder's lines at once his largely superior numbers wouldays later. For six days McClellan was in front of Magruder before Johnston's arrival, but instead of assaultie arrival of all of his troops, had, together with Magruder's forces, fifty-three thousand men; McClellan one ss to move up York River. He sat down in front of Magruder's position to await the arrival of his siege trainninsula he closely examined the defensive lines of Magruder, but did not like them, and returned at once to Ri now composed of four divisions under G. W. Smith, Magruder, D. H. Hill, and Longstreet. Jackson was in the S