ss his infantry as near as possible to the enemy, without bringing on a general engagement; then to occupy these advanced points with dismounted cavalry pickets, and to start his foot cavalry in the other direction with all possible speed.
His stealthy marches to the rear were made without consulting his highest officers, and even without their knowing his destination.
This was a source of annoyance to Loring in ‘61, and later on to Ewell.
When Jackson's corps was so strangely left at Winchester after the battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam, and General Lee had gone to the Rappahannock (we were making a feint every day of holding the gaps in the Blue Ridge, with strict orders not to bring on an engagement), I said to Jackson one day: I am the next in rank, and should you be killed or captured in your many scouts around, I would not know what the corps was left for, or what it was expected to do.
He then told me that he had suggested to General Lee, who had to move back to protect R