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ridge. If imperative instructions to halt ever came to me from Richmond, it must have been when the army was established in its new position; so that they had no effect, and therefore made no impression on my memory.
The representatives of Northern Virginia, in Congress, were greatly excited by the withdrawal of the army from Centreville, and saw the President on the subject.
This may have drawn from him an order to me to halt — after the fact.
3. The allegations of this paragraph are complerevious year. of cavalry, probably not less than twelve thousand men, are not included in his estimate, it is not impossible that some infantry may have been omitted also.
The Army of Tennessee was certainly numerically inferior to that of Northern Virginia, and General Bragg asserted
See page 364. that Sherman's was superior in fighting force to Grant's. But if the disparity of force was greater in General Lee's case than in mine, I submit to the Southern people that to condemn me alone of a