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Mexico (Mexico, Mexico) (search for this): chapter 1.19
ns that he greatly distinguished himself in the Mexican war, and stories were told of his walking back and forth on a road plowed by the enemy's artillery to inspire his men with courage; sitting all alone on one of his guns after his men had been driven off, because he had received no orders to leave, and of his standing to his guns on another occasion after his infantry support had fled, and driving off a greatly superior force of the enemy. But his brilliant career and rapid promotion in Mexico had been well nigh lost sight of, and when, in the early days of the war, his old neighbor and friend, Governor John Letcher, nominated him to the Virginia convention for a commission as colonel, a member arose and asked: Who is this Major Jackson, anyhow? and it took all the eloquence of the Rockbridge delegates to secure his confirmation. I remember that the soldiers at Harper's Ferry, when he was sent to command us, also asked, Who is this Colonel Jackson? but that before he had been
Atlanta (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.19
bed by Dr. Dabney, Dr. Hunter Mc-Guire and others. His glorious death. Stonewall Jackson died as he lived — an humble, trusting Christian. Nay! he did not die. The weary, worn marcher simply crossed over the river and rested under the shade of the trees. The battle-scarred warrior fought his last battle, won his last victory, and went to wear his bright crown of rejoicing, his fadeless laurels of honor, to receive from earth and from Heaven the plaudit: Servant of God well done, Rest from Thy loved employ; The battle's fought, the victory's won; Enter thy Master's joy. As veterans of the old Stonewall corps gather in Lexington around the grand monument of their old chief, and as comrades scattered all over the land shall read the story of the happy day, God grant that one and all of them may hear the voice of the glorious and glorified leader calling to them in trumpet tones: be Ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ! J. William Jones. Atlanta, Ga., July 16, 189
Romney (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.19
Northern Virginia during the two years that he was connected with it, but I shall rather give a few salient points, which shall illustrate his character as a soldier, and show something of his splendid deeds on the field of Mars. The rapidity of his movements. He was noted for the rapidity of his movements. An able Northern writer has said: He moved infantry with the celerity of cavalry, and some of his marches have scarcely a parallel in history. After his march to Cumberland and Romney in the winter of 1861-‘62, when many of his men were frost-bitten, and some perished from the intense cold, he had scarcely rested his weary legions when he begun his famous Valley Campaign of 1862, which won for his men the soubriquet of Jackson's Foot Cavalry, and for himself world-wide fame. When General Banks, supposing that Jackson was in full retreat up the Valley, started a column across the mountains to strike Johnston's army, which was then falling back from Manassas, Jackson sud
Front Royal (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.19
Jackson suddenly turned, marched thirty miles that afternoon and eighteen early the next morning, and struck a blow at Kernstown which, while he suffered the only defeat that he ever sustained, recalled the column which was moving on Johnston's flank, and disconcerted McClellan's whole plan of campaign. Pursuit was utterly futile until he took refuge in Swift Run Gap, whence he emerged to make some of the most rapid marches on record, as he defeated Milroy at McDowell, flanked Banks at Front Royal, cut his column at Middletown, routed him at Winchester, and pushed him pell-mell across the Potomac. He was about to cross the river in pursuit when, learning that Shields and Fremont (in response to that famous order of Mr. Lincoln's) were hastening to form a juncture in his rear at Strasburg, he marched sixty miles in a day and a half (one of his brigades marched fifty-two miles in one day), held Fremont back with one hand and Shields with the other, until all of his troops and trains
Cross Keys (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.19
his brigades marched fifty-two miles in one day), held Fremont back with one hand and Shields with the other, until all of his troops and trains had passed the point of danger, and moved quietly up the Valley, pursued by three armies, until at Cross Keys and at Port Republic he suffered himself to be caught, and showed beyond all controversy that the man who caught Stonewall Jackson had indeed caught a Tartar. One of his biographers well puts it: In thirty-two days he had marched nearly four nearly always got there fust, and struck before the enemy was aware of his presence. His secrecy. The secrecy with which Jackson formed and executed his plans was a most important element of his success. After the defeat of Fremont at Cross Keys, and Shields at Port Republic, he was largely reinforced by General Lee, who took pains to have the fact known to the enemy, and Jackson was not slow to confirm the impression that with these reinforcements he would sweep down the Valley again.
Chancellorsville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.19
move from the Valley to first Fredericksburg, and that to Hooker's rear at Chancellorsville, were all famous for their rapidity. It is related of Bedford Forest—the mond, to Pope's rear at Second Manassas, and to Hooker's flank and rear at Chancellorsville—the element of secrecy entered largely into his success. Jackson was nod sweep the field with the bayonet. When on his great flank movement at Chancellorsville, General Fitz Lee sent for him to ascend a hill from which he could view t an aide: Tell my column to cross the road. Just before he was wounded at Chancellorsville he gave to General A. P. Hill the order: Press them and cut them off from I have it from an authentic source, that if Jackson had not been killed at Chancellorsville he would have been sent to command the Army of Tennessee. How it would harayer for the success of his arms that day. The morning of the campaign of Chancellorsville he spent a long time in prayer before mounting to ride to the field. Re
Charlottesville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.19
to headquarters. A hasty retreat of the Federal army followed, and Jackson so skilfully manoeuvered his forces, used his cavalry as a curtain across the Valley, and so secretly conducted his march to Richmond, that at the very time that he was thundering on McClellan's flank at Cold Harbor, Banks was fortifying at Strasburg against an expected attack from him. I well remember how profoundly ignorant the men, and even the higher officers, on the march were as to our destination. At Charlottesville we expected to march into Madison county to meet a reported move of Banks' across the mountains. At Gordonsville the Presbyterian pastor, Rev. Dr. Ewing, told me, as a profoud secret, which he had gotten from headquarters, that we would move at daylight next morning towards Orange Courthouse and Culpeper to threaten Washington. We did move at daylight (we generally did), but it was towards Louisa Courthouse. There and at Frederick's Hall and at Hanover Junction we expected to move
Darkesville (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.19
before he had been in command forty-eight hours we felt his strong hand, recognized the difference between him and certain militia officers who had previously had charge of the post, and realized that we were at least under the command of a real soldier and a rigid disciplinarian. My First meeting with him. I saw him frequently at Harper's Ferry—sometimes paced the lonely sentinel's beat in front of his headquarters—but the first time I ever came in personal contact with him was at Darkesville on the 4th of July, 1861, when we were drawn up in line of battle to meet General Patterson. The skill and tact with which he had reduced the high-spirited rabble which rushed to Harper's Ferry at the first tap of the drum into the respectable Army of the Shenandoah, which he turned over to General J. E. Johnston the last of May, and his skirmish at Falling Waters (which we then exaggerated into an important victory), had won him some reputation, and I was anxious to see him again. I
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.19
killed, wounded, and missing. The march from the Valley to Seven Days Around Richmond, and that to Pope's rear at Manassas; the march to the capture of Harper's Ferry, and thence to Sharpsburg (Antietam); the move from the Valley to first Fredericksburg, and that to Hooker's rear at Chancellorsville, were all famous for their rapidity. It is related of Bedford Forest—the Wizard of the Saddle, the Stonewall Jack— son of the West—that when asked the secret of his success, he promptly repliedght next morning towards Orange Courthouse and Culpeper to threaten Washington. We did move at daylight (we generally did), but it was towards Louisa Courthouse. There and at Frederick's Hall and at Hanover Junction we expected to move on Fredericksburg to meet McDowell, and it was really only when we heard A. P. Hill's guns at Mechanicsville, on the evening of June 26th, that we took in the full situation, and there rang along our moving columns for miles shouts of anticipated victory, as t<
Culpeper (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.19
t this soubriquet of Stonewall, though it has passed into history and will cling to him forever, is really a very inappropriate designation for this impetuous soldier, whose watchword was Forward or Charge rather than Stand. Cyclone, or Tornado, or Hurricane, would more appropriately index Jackson's character as a soldier. There has been a hot dispute between General Pope and General Banks as to the responsibility for the opening of the battle of Cedar Run (Slaughter's Mountain), in Culpeper county, in the beginning of the Second Manassas campaign, but General J. A. Early could easily settle the question for them. I happened to be sitting on my horse near by when Colonel Pendleton, of Jackson's staff, rode up to General Early and, touching his hat, quietly said: General Jackson sends his compliments to General Early, and says advance on the enemy, and you will be supported by General Winder. General Early's compliments to General Jackson, and tell him I will do it, was the lacon
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