t he was gifted with wonderful courage and determination, and a perfect faith in Providence that he was destined to destroy his enemy.
He was much indebted to General Ewell in the Valley campaigns.
Stonewall Jackson was also most fortunate in commanding the flower of the Virginian troops, and in being opposed to the most incapable, in company with Captain Brown of General Johnston's Staff, who was extremely useful to me. I had taken the precaution of furnishing myself with a pass from Colonel Ewell, the adjutant-general, which I afterwards discovered was absolutely necessary, as I was asked for it continually, and on the railroad every person's passport woners are generally captured.
To-morrow I shall start for the Tennessean army, commanded by General Braxton Bragg.
26th may, 1863 (Tuesday).
When I took Colonel Ewell's pass to the provost-marshal's office this morning to be countersigned, that official hesitated about stamping it, but luckily a man in his office came to my
he day-viz, the recapture of Winchester by General Ewell, the news of which had just arrived, and tters of Generals Lee and Longstreet; but since Ewell's recapture of Winchester, the whole army had once, and last Sunday week his successor, General Ewell, drove out Milroy.
The name of Milroy is gree that he has got an efficient successor in Ewell, his former companion in arms; and they confir as to Jackson having been so much indebted to Ewell for several of his victories.
They gave us anll the cattle and horses having been seized by Ewell, farm-labor had now come to a complete standstte army.
Much also has been already seized by Ewell, who passed through nearly a week ago. But Moseen their regular style of doing business.
Ewell, after the capture of Winchester, had advancedof detached service, which falls to the lot of Ewell.
It is impossible to please Longstreet more t direction of Harrisburg, as we had supposed.
Ewell, who has laid York as well as Carlisle under c[3 more...]
hom we rode, belonged to Johnson's division of Ewell's corps.
Among them I saw, for the first timest we were talking, a message arrived from General Ewell, requesting Hill to press the enemy in thek.
The town of Gettysburg was now occupied by Ewell, and was full of Yankee dead and wounded.
I cst have been from five to six miles at least.
Ewell was on our left; his headquarters in a churchnly commenced a heavy cannonade on the right.
Ewell immediately took it up on the left.
The enemymined to make for the cupola, near Gettysburg, Ewell's headquarters.
Just before we reached the eny commenced moving back towards Cashtown, and Ewell's immense train of plunder had been proceeding this road (Fairfield) all day: those taken by Ewell are particularly admired.
So interminable wasrived, and halted close to us. Soon afterwards Ewell came up. This is the first time I ever saw himgoing on in front and rear-Stuart in front and Ewell in rear.
Our bivouac being near a large taver[5 more...]