e shore of the Rappahannock, just before the battle of Chancellorsville.
Action, movement, portraiture are shown.
We can hear the officer standing in front giving his orders; his figure leaning slightly forward is tense with spoken words of command.
The cannoneers, resting or ramming home the charges, are magnificent types of the men who made the Army of the Potomac--the army doomed to suffer, a few days after this picture was taken, its crushing repulse by the famous flanking charge of Stonewall Jackson; yet the army which kept faith and ultimately became invincible in the greatest Civil War of history.
Within sixty days after the Chancellorsville defeat the troops engaged won a signal triumph over the self-same opponents at Gettysburg.
‘Tis fifty years since.
The words recall the opening sentence of Scott's famous romance, Waverley, and Scott's reference, like my own, had to do with the strenuous years of Civil War.
To one examining the unique series of photographs whi
ion, 1st N. J. Cav., 1st Pa. Rifles, 60th Ohio, 8th W. Va.
Confed., 1st Md. and 58th Va.
Union 63 missing.
Confed. 17 killed, 50 wounded.
Confed. Gen. Turner Ashby killed.
June 8, 1862: Cross Keys or Union Church, Va.
Union, 8th, 39th, 41st, 45th, 54th, and 58th N. Y., 2d, 3d, 5th, and 8th W. Va., 25th, 32d, 55th, 60th, 73d, 75th, and 82d Ohio, 1st and 27th Pa., 1st Ohio Battery.
Confed., Winder's, Trimble's, Campbell's, Taylor's brigades, 4 Va. batteries of Stonewall Jackson's command.
Union 125 killed, 500 wounded.
Confed. 42 killed, 230 wounded.
Confed. Brig.-Gens. Stuart and Elzey wounded.
June 9, 1862: Port Republic, Va.
Union, 5th, 7th, 29th, and 66th Ohio, 84th and 110th Pa., 7th Ind., 1st W. Va., Batteries E 4th U. S. and A and L 1st Ohio Artil.
Confed., Winder's, Campbell's, Fulkerson's, Scott's, Elzey's, Taylor's brigades, 6 Va. batteries.
Union 67 killed, 361 wounded, 574 missing.
Confed. 88 kille