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Stonewall Jackson in Maryland. by Henry Kyd Douglas, Colonel, C. S. A. Roasting Green corn at the camp
We heard with delight of the plenty to be had in Maryland; judge of our disappointment when, about 2 o'clock ting, and singing, as a brass band in front played Maryland, my Maryland, was a memorable experience.
The MarMaryland, was a memorable experience.
The Marylanders in the corps imparted much of their enthusiasm to the other troops, but we were not long in finding o giments of his army would be filled by the sons of Maryland he was doomed to a speedy and unqualified disappointment.
However, before we had been in Maryland many hours, one enthusiastic citizen presented Jackson with a nd, tells the following incident of the march into Maryland: the day before the corps waded the Potomac at Whi General Jackson, before crossing the Potomac into Maryland, for disobedience of orders, and the command of hi ps were moved to strengthen it. Then the guns from Maryland and Loudoun Heights opened fire, and very soon, of
Stonewall Jackson in Maryland. by Henry Kyd Douglas, Colonel, C. S. A. Roasting Green corn at the camp-fire. we had been faring very badly since we left Manassas Junction, having had only one meal that included bread and coffee. Our diet had been Green corn, with beef without salt, roasted on the end of ramrods. We heard with delight of the plenty to be had in Maryland; judge of our disappointment when, about 2 o'clock at night, we were marched into a dank clover-field and the order came down the line, men, go into that corn-field and get your rations — and be ready to march at 5 in the morning. Don't burn any of these fencerails. of course we obeyed orders as to the corn, but, the rails suffered.--extract from a letter written by Lieut. Robert Healy, of Jackson's corps. On the 3d of September, 1862, the Federal army under General Pope having been confounded, General Lee turned his columns toward the Potomac, with Stonewall Jackson in front. On the 5th of September