loss than they in the severe wound which, during the battle, had incapacitated General Johnston
Among the troops at Seven Pines
, the Chasseurs-à--pied, of New Orleans, after rendering excellent service, had come out with the loss of Edgar Macon
, killed, and M. Goodwyn
, of the Zouave
battalion, was also wounded.
On June 1st, R. E. Lee
was assigned to command of the army, vice J. E. Johnston
Such was the first association, bringing together Robert Edward Lee
and that army of Northern Virginia which for three years he led, with unsurpassed genius, to ever-widening renown for it, and for himself immortal fame.
's first order was to direct Jackson
to rejoin him from the valley.
was about seeing the end of hopelessly confusing the enemy in that region.
Suppose we follow in the footsteps of the great soldier.
We do so the more freely, since Richard Taylor
, now in command of the Louisiana
brigade, is riding the same stirring road, whose mile posts are to become victories.