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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Review of the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
have been General Lee's expectation. Hooker, however, was handicapped by instructions from Washington. The administration seemed unwilling to commit itself to the hazard of another forward move, er of directing its movements. Hooker, however, was not entirely suppressed by the reply from Washington. On the 6th inst., General Sedgwick, with part of his corps, crossed the river on pontoons,ks' and United States Fords. Baffled and perplexed, and weighed down by his instructions from Washington, Hooker informed Halleck on the 13th, that he was about to transfer the operations of the army Ewell's men can now be at Winchester? Later in the day Mr. Lincoln sent another message from Washington: So far as we can make out here, the enemy have Milroy surrounded at Winchester, and Tyler at om suggested, of passing through Hooker's army or by his rear, and interposing between him and Washington, doubtless possessed great fascination for Stuart. It suited his daring spirit and love of ad
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.35 (search)
n the wilderness. It was only by the Lord's mercy that we were not consumed, and that the ignorance and barbarism of a mixed negro race does not now hold sway in this land of the brave, and home of the free. Those brave boys who sleep in Oakwood fought and died to save us from this thing, and their example stimulated the remnant to determine that they would lie in the cemetery with them before this thing should be. It is not a dream but a disgraceful fact that old Virginia, the home of Washington, the father of this country; of Jefferson, the author of the declaration of this country's independence; of Marshall, the great Chief Justice became district number one. Our children and those who come to live among us should have these things in remembrance. Our rightful position in the government which our fathers founded will depend upon whether we are true to the principles of constitutional liberty for which the flower of our land died; and to the principles of self-government, sel