The error complained of.
It is not true that General Bee
said ‘rally behind the Virginians,’ or behind anybody else.
It is not true that he was rallying his men at all, for they were not retiring.
The glory of the Stonewall Brigade does not need to be enhanced by any depreciation of the equal firmness and heroism of other men on that historic field.
Let it never be forgotten that the Fourth Alabama lost more men on that day than any other regiment but one in the Confederate army, and every field from there to Appomattox
was moistened with the blood of her heroes.
But several of them still survive to corroborate, to the letter, the statement I have given you above.