k he had imagined that he had taken some part in the war, but that he had now discovered that he was mistaken.
So we of Jackson's corps had supposed that we did a little towards the repulse of the Federals in their attack on our lines on the 30th othey had been repulsed by General Longstreet's artillery.
The facts of the case are about as follows:
The lines of Jackson and Longstreet formed a considerably reentrant angle, and the artillery was placed on a hill just between the two corps.
The Federals, in advancing to attack Jackson, were exposed for more than half a mile to the fire of this artillery.
Jackson's troops were in two lines — the front occupying the line of the uncompleted railroad, and the second being in a wood abouJackson's troops were in two lines — the front occupying the line of the uncompleted railroad, and the second being in a wood about a quarter of a mile or less in rear of the first.
My regiment belonged to Field's brigade (of A. P. Hill's division), which was just in rear of the Louisiana brigade and the Stonewall brigade.
The former was stationed at a very deep cut of the r
ich terminated in the brilliant victory of first Manassas.
Looking southward, we see the field of Kernstown, where Stonewall Jackson first taught Shields the caution which he afterwards used with such discretion.
There are the hills from which we ements by which Winchester changed hands no less than eighty-three times during the war, and we can almost see Johnston, Jackson, Stuart, Ewell, Ashby, A. P. Hill, Early, Breckinridge, Gordon, Rodes, Ramseur, Pegram, and other chieftians leading the jaunty militiaman, the disciplined regular, or the holiday soldier of times of peace, but the veteran who followed Stonewall Jackson — standing with bowed head and hands folded upon his reversed rifle.
The monument is the work of Mr. Thomas Dela400 strong; survivors of Murray's company of the Maryland line, a large number of the old foot cavalry who followed Stonewall Jackson, and numbers of the men who rode with Ashby.
In carriages were Governor Holliday, General John T. Morgan, of Ala