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ved to attack this portion of the Federal army, before the arrival of the remainder; and on the 7th August moved from Gordonsville for that purpose. Battle of Cedar Run. On the 9th, Jackson's command arrived within eight miles of Culpepper Court-House, when the enemy was found near Cedar Run, a short distance northwest of Slaughter's Mountain. Early's brigade, of Ewell's division, was thrown forward on the road to Culpepper Court-House. The remaining two brigades, those of Trimble and Hays, diverging to the right, took position on the western slope of Slaughter's Mountain. Jackson's own division, under Brig.-Gen. Winder, was placed on the left of the road. The battle opened with a fierce fire of artillery, which continued for about two hours, during which Gen. Winder, while directing the movements of his batteries, was killed. It was now above five o'clock in the evening, and there had scarcely been any demonstration beyond that of artillery. Gen. Banks, about this time,
. Grant's low and gross conception of war. the Federal Government prepares an army organization of one million of men. distribution of the Federal forces in Virginia. strength of the army of the Potomac. position and numbers of Gen. Lee. his great anxiety. appeal of Confederate women. the battles of the Wilderness. Grant crosses the Rapidan. Lee springs upon his flank. attack of Ewell and Hill. the Confederate line broken. Gordon's splendid charge. gallant conduct of Pegram's and Hays' divisions. night attack of the enemy. the second day's battle. Hill's corps broken. Longstreet comes up and turns the fortunes of the day, he is shot down by his own men. Gen. Lee offers to lead a charge. touching remonstrances of the men. the Confederate attack withdrawn. results of the day. Gordon's night attack. Grant's whole army on the verge of rout. his immense losses. movements of the two armies to Spottsylvania Court-house. masterly performance of Lee. a melancholy epi