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[138] to see if any large movement takes place that way. I will close in on the flank and help all I can when the ball opens. I will communicate through Wickham and Owens to you.

May God grant us victory.

Yours truly,

J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General.

Upon the back of this dispatch General Jackson writes, evidently while on horseback, and with a badly pointed lead pencil:

12 1/2 P. M., May 1st, 1863.
General.
I trust that God will grant us a great victory.

Keep closed on Chancellorsville.

Yours very truly,


What a commentary upon the lives of these two great men!

Yours very truly,


The ‘Macon Light Artillery’ at Fredericksburg.

Our gallant friend, Major N. M. Hodgkins, sends us the following note:

Macon, Ga., November 17th, 1882.
Rev. J. Wm. Jones, Secretary Southern Historical Society, Richmond, Va..
My Dear Sir,—In your last (October and November), General E. P. Alexander, in his admirable paper (No. 2) relative to ‘the battle of Fredericksburg,’ says:

‘Their advance exposed their left flank to a raking fire from the artillery on Lee's hill, which with good ammunition ought to have routed them without the aid of infantry. As it was some single shots were made which were even terrible to look at. Gaps were cut in their ranks visible at the distance of a mile, and a long cut of the unfinished Orange railroad was several times raked through by the thirty-pound Parrot, which enfiladed it from Lee's Hill, while filled with troops.’ * * * General A., in his ‘notes,’ says, ‘This gun ’



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