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natch some rest at night. Their shoes — perhaps taken in sheer necessity from the dead on the field — worn and dusty as we see them, were unquestionably the envy of many of their less fortunate comrades. Lee could only make his daring invasion of the North in 1863 by severing his connection with any base of supplies; and, unlike Sherman in his march to the sea, he had no friendly force waiting to receive him should he prove able to overcome the powerful army that opposed him. Never, says Eggleston, anywhere did soldiers give a better account of themselves. The memory of their heroism is the common heritage of all the people of the great Republic. made are responsible for considerable lack of information as to the strength and losses of the Confederate army. Therefore, the matter is involved in considerable controversy and never will be settled satisfactorily; for there is no probability that further data on this subject will be forthcoming. The immensity and extent of our gr
forced by utterly untrained civilians, McClellan had within a few months created an army capable of stubbornly contesting every inch of ground even while effecting a retreat the very thought of which might well have disorganized an army.--George Cary Eggleston, in The history of the Confederate War. General Lee was determined that the operations in front of Richmond should not degenerate into a siege, and that the Army of Northern Virginia should no longer be on the defensive. To this end,f the Potomac was safe. Colonel Averell rejoined it without the loss of a man. Richmond had been raised, the Southern public believed that McClellan should not have been allowed to reach the James River with his army intact. That army, Eggleston states, splendidly organized, superbly equipped, and strengthened rather than weakened in morale, lay securely at rest on the James River, within easy striking distance of Richmond. There was no knowing at what moment McClellan might hurl it a