Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Confederate States” in chapter 12 of Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson:
...May 9th, 1862. To Gen. S. Cooper:
God blessed our arms with victory at McDowell yesterday.
T. J. Jackson, Major-General.
This announcement was received by the people of Virginia and of the Confederate States with peculiar delight, because it was the first blush of the returning day of triumphs after a season of gloomy disasters.
The campaign had opened with the fall of Fort Donelson and the occupation ...
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