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Jackson on Ewell.

What General Jackson thought of General Ewell's services may be inferred from Dr. Dabney's account of an interview between Jackson and Mr. Boteler, held July, 1862, while the army was confronting McClellan at Harrison's Landing. General Jackson advised an immediate invasion of the North, and asked Mr. Boteler to ‘impress his views on the Government,’ adding, ‘he was willing to follow, not to lead in this glorious enterprise. He was willing to follow anybody-General Lee or the gallant Ewell.’ (Life of Jackson.)

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