fell upon the expedient of transferring his troops by the way of the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay to Yorktown, anticipating an easy victory over the small army of Magruder, and then on to Richmond by the Peninsular route.
This move on the part of Mc-Clellan, though conducted in great secrecy, was not long hidden from the eagle eye of Johnston; hence the retreat from Manassas, and his resolve to reinforce Magruder and take command of the entire force at Yorktown.
With the other commands the regiment reached Yorktown on the 8th of April, ‘62, a stop having been made on the south side of the Rappahannock of several weeks duration, to await the full developmefore the daring troops of Hill's division, but not being properly supported to meet the accumulating odds against them, the position gained had to be abandoned.
Magruder's attack upon the enemy's left was not made until near the close of the day, and, though desperate efforts were made at this point to break the Federal line, no
amb, Hon., John, 208.
Laughton, Jr., Capt. John E., 347.
Lee Camp, No. 1., C. V., 91.
Lee, Gen., Fitzhugh, 276.
Lee, Gen. G. W. Custis, 38, 286.
Lee, Gen. R. E, Surrender of, 300; Birthday of, observed, 354.
Lee, Stephen D., 103.
Lee, Gen. W. H. F., 277.
Leigh, Benj. Watkins, 187.
Lewis, R. B., 351.
Lincoln, Abraham, 69, 380.
Lyons, Capt. J. L., 184.
McClellan, Gen. G. B., 154.
McCrady, Col., Edward, 237.
McDowell, Miss, Lillie, 281.
McGowan, Gen., Samuel, 211.
Magruder, Gen. J. B., 154, 217.
McGuire, Dr., Hunter, 91.
McIntire, Adj't D. N., 257.
McLaws, Gen Fayette, 101.
Mahone, Gen., Wm., 82.
McLaughlin, Maj., M. McR., 257.
McRae, Col. D. K., 153, 157, 164.
McRae, Gen., Wm., 339.
McRae, Capt., killed, 257.
Malvern Hill, Battle of, 95, 160, 183, 208, 212.
Manassas, Battle of, 4.
Marshall, Col. E. G., 78.
Marigny, Col. M,, 182.
Maryland Campaign, The, 226.
Mason, Hon. J. M., Tribute to, 186.
Maury, Gen. D. H 45, 309.