The soldiers, too, had learned by this 1864 campaign to carry out orders with judgment of their own. The rank and file grew to be excellent connoisseurs of the merits of a position.
If they only save a finger it will do some good, was General Longstreet's reply, when his engineer officers complained that their work on Marye's Hill was being spoiled by being built higher by the gunners of the Washington artillery—who had to fight behind them.
For this reason the significance of the lines aded country and in possessing that choicest of possessions, a hero in whom power and charm are mingled in equal measure.
But we must take up once more our thin thread of narrative.
Burnside superseded McClellan, and Lee, with the support of Longstreet and Stonewall Jackson, encountered him at Fredericksburg, where, on December 13, 1862, the Federals suffered one of the most disastrous defeats of the war. Hooker succeeded Burnside and began operations well by obtaining at Chancellorsville a p
Smith, E. Kirby, Feb. 19, 1864.
Generals, provisional army (with temporary rank)
Hood, John B., July 18, 1864.
Lieutenant-generals, provisional army
Buckner, S. B., Sept. 20, 1864.
Ewell, Richard S., May 23, 1863.
Forrest, N. B., Feb. 28, 1865.
Hampton, Wade, Feb. 14, 1865.
Hardee, Wm. J., Oct. 10, 1862.
Hill, Ambrose P., May 24, 1863.
Hill, Daniel H., July 11, 1863.
Holmes, T. H., Oct. 13, 1862.
Jackson, T. J., Oct. 10, 1862.
Lee, Stephen D., June 23, 1864.
Longstreet, James, Oct. 9, 1862.
Pemberton, J. C., Oct. 10, 1862.
Polk, Leonidas, Oct. 10, 1862.
Taylor, Richard, April 8, 1864.
Lieutenant-generals, provisional army (with temporary rank)
Anderson, R. H., May 31, 1864.
Early, Jubal A., May 31, 1864.
Stewart, A. P., June 23, 1864.
Major-generals, provisional army
Anderson, J. P., Feb. 17, 1864.
Bate, William B., Feb. 23, 1864.
Bowen, John S., May 25, 1863.
Breckinridge, J. C., Apr. 14, 1862.
Butler, M. C., Sept. 19, 1864.