llowers—that they were an army of ragged soldiers and bright muskets.
Thousands of the troops, says Lee, were destitute of shoes.—Reports of the Army of Northern Virginia, vol.
i., p. 27. Never, says General Jones, who commanded Jackson's old Stonewall division, had the army been so dirty, ragged, and ill provided for, as on this march.—Ibid., vol.
II., p. 221.
Plausible though this anticipation of a secessionist uprising in Maryland seemed, it rested on a false basis and was not more emgth of Jackson's two divisions may appear, it is vouched for by official evidence.
So reduced had his numbers become by the heavy losses of the campaign, and by the great straggling that attended the march through Maryland, that Jackson's old (Stonewall) division numbered but one thousand six hundred men. General J. R. Jones, who commanded this division at Antietam, says of it: The division was reduced to the numbers of a small brigade, and, at the beginning of the fight, numbered not over one<
rossing Rappahannock, 241.
Hunter, General, operations in the Shenandoah, 468; victory at Piedmont, and subsequent retreat, 469; succeeded by General Sheridan, 555. Interior line, the Confederate, in Virginia, 44.
Jackson, General T. J. (Stonewall), history of, 28; origin of the title Stonewall at Manassas, 54; his maxim, mystery is the secret of success, 283; position between the Shenandoah and Swift Run Gap, 124; forces Banks from Winchester to Hall town, and then moves back up ShenandStonewall at Manassas, 54; his maxim, mystery is the secret of success, 283; position between the Shenandoah and Swift Run Gap, 124; forces Banks from Winchester to Hall town, and then moves back up Shenandoah Valley, 125; captures Front Royal garrison, and moves towards Banks at Middletown, 125; holds Banks with Ewell's force, drives Milroy upon Fremont, and turns back on Banks, 125; McDowell ordered by the administration to head off, 126; holds Shields in check—Ewell repulses Fremont, 127; slips between McDowell and Fremont, converging on Strasburg, and escapes up the Valley, 127; reunites with Ewell, and repulses Shields' advance, 127; strategic victories saved Richmond, 128; at Ashland, on Mc