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Writers on the Civil War frequently speak of the Southern army as the Secession army.
Yet the most illustrious leaders of that army, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, to name no more, were in fact opposed to secession; though when Virginia at length withdrew from the Union, they felt bound to follow her. I think it likely indeed that a very large proportion of the conspicuous and successful officersg from his seat or removing his pipe, the sentry extended his hand: Gin'ral, I'm pleased to meet you—my name's Jones.
Less than a year later, this same man was probably among those who stormed the Federal entrenchments at Gaines' Mill, of whom Stonewall Jackson said, on the field after the battle: The men who carried this position were soldiers indeed! duty, but only 1,480 muskets and 1,069 bayonets.
But this was not all, or the worst.
Our artillery ammunition was inferior to that of our an