generally less, and that for a time he was keeping at bay 100,000 Federal soldiers—60,000 in or near the great valley, and 40,000 at Fredericksburg—soundly thrashing in the field, from time to time, large portions of this great army?
Not to mention details, Jackson and his small force influenced the campaign to the extent of keeping 100,000 Federal troops away from Richmond, and compelling the Federal government to employ a larger force than the whole of the Confederate army, in order, as Lincoln said, to protect the National Capital.
In the operations necessary to accomplish this, he encountered one (his first and only defeat), that at Kernstown, which he and others, who trusted his judgment, believed was due to an untimely order to fall back, given by one of his bravest and truest of brigade commanders.
But that defeat was so full of brilliant results to our cause that the Confederate Congress thanked him for the battle.
The gallant and brilliant officer who gave this order was
Jordan, Surgeon, killed, 165.
Jordan, Capt., Wm., 17.
Kemper, Col. Del., 7.
Kernstown, Battle of. 314.
Knight, Capt. J. S., killed, 166.
Knox, Myra E., 323.
Lamb, Hon., John, 208.
Laughton, Jr., Capt. John E., 347.
Lee Camp, No. 1., C. V., 91.
Lee, Gen., Fitzhugh, 276.
Lee, Gen. G. W. Custis, 38, 286.
Lee, Gen. R. E, Surrender of, 300; Birthday of, observed, 354.
Lee, Stephen D., 103.
Lee, Gen. W. H. F., 277.
Leigh, Benj. Watkins, 187.
Lewis, R. B., 351.
Lincoln, Abraham, 69, 380.
Lyons, Capt. J. L., 184.
McClellan, Gen. G. B., 154.
McCrady, Col., Edward, 237.
McDowell, Miss, Lillie, 281.
McGowan, Gen., Samuel, 211.
Magruder, Gen. J. B., 154, 217.
McGuire, Dr., Hunter, 91.
McIntire, Adj't D. N., 257.
McLaws, Gen Fayette, 101.
Mahone, Gen., Wm., 82.
McLaughlin, Maj., M. McR., 257.
McRae, Col. D. K., 153, 157, 164.
McRae, Gen., Wm., 339.
McRae, Capt., killed, 257.
Malvern Hill, Battle of, 95, 160, 183, 208, 212.
Manassas, Battle of, 4.