Chapter 21: invasion of Pennsylvania.
Upon returning to our camps after Hooker
had recrossed the Rappahannock
, the old positions were resumed, General A. P. Hill
, as senior major general, being now in command of the corps.
Nothing of consequence occurred in our front during the month of May.
On the 30th of the month, a general order
was issued, organizing the army of Northern Virginia into three corps of three divisions each.
General James Longstreet
, who had returned from the south of James River
, retained command of the 1st corps, now composed of McLaws
's, and Pickett
General Richard S. Ewell
was made a lieutenant general and assigned to the command of the 2nd corps, now composed of my division, and those of Rodes
-Brigadier General Robert E. Rodes
having been promoted and assigned to the command of D. H. Hill
's division,--and Brigadier General Edward Johnson
having been promoted and assigned to the command of Trimble
's division, formerly Jackson
A third corps was formed, composed of the division of Anderson
(taken from the 1st corps), Heth
's and Pender
's; and General A. P. Hill
was made lieutenant general and assigned to the command of it, and two divisions of four brigades each were formed out of it and two brigades, one of which was brought from North Carolina
and the other formed of Mississippi
regiments taken from other brigades, to the command of which division Brigadier Generals Heth
were promoted, respectively.
My inspector general
, Lieutenant Colonel John M. Jones
, and Colonel James A. Walker
of the 13th Virginia Regiment were made brigadier generals, and the former was assigned to J. R. Jones
' brigade in Johnson