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ock, but few knew their object or destination.
Lee, however, who was now commander-in-chief, closeive lines, let me say a few words regarding General Lee and the various fortifications on this penin to Richmond.
When the war broke out, Robert E. Lee was a lieutenant-colonel of cavalry in the.
For all that Scott and the War Office cared, Lee might have lived and died a lieutenant-colonel,ns.
Virginia having seceded from the Union, Lee tendered his services to his native State.
A few weeks after the Yankee rout at Manassas, Lee was sent to Western Virginia, with only a few rmmunication beyond all their necessities.
What Lee needed in men he made up by skilful manoeuvres,orce — was large and superabundantly supplied.
Lee, however completely foiled him on every occasio
As Charleston (South-Carolina) was threatened, Lee left the care of his troops to Floyd, and took cally cooped up, to be destroyed at leisure.
Lee and Johnston saw that our position was untenabl
l which had been promised a thousand times, McClellan's Grand Army was in uncomfortable winter quain, however, that public opinion would force McClellan into action long before the proper time; foroping to entice them into an engagement; but McClellan refused the challenge, and moved down the sts before, this accomplished soldier had read McClellan's plans so effectually, that when the enemy he Federals to attempt the line by assault.
McClellan saw at a glance the work before him, and prerved to keep up a bitter feeling between us. McClellan made daily reconnoissances with his large bable, when the bombardment regularly opened.
McClellan's position was certainly an unenviable one, od.
if such was the state of McClellan's forces, what was the condition of our own?All this, however, was not considered.
When McClellan took command of the enemy in August, 1861, hing the enemy: Well, Lincoln, old Scoft, and McClellan promised ‘em farms each in Virginia when all