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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
h, 1862, 171,602, while the army of his opponent in February had only 47,306 present for duty, including the force under Jackson in the valley and a small number under Holmes at Acquia Creek, and in March about 50,000. It is difficult to conceivworth, reported to President Lincoln that he had left only twenty thousand troops for its defense. This report, and General Jackson's movements in the Valley of Virginia, alarmed the Federal authorities, and they immediately ordered McDowell's corpthreatened point. His army was now composed of four divisions under G. W. Smith, Magruder, D. H. Hill, and Longstreet. Jackson was in the Shenandoah Valley, while Ewell, who had been left on the Rappahannock, had retired to Gordonsville. He could on the Rappahannock with his division, was then at Gordonsville, and later went over into the Shenandoah Valley to join Jackson. There being no enemy directly threatening Washington then, McDowell wisely marched to Fredericksburg. He was well loc
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
ation of the arrival of Whiting and Lawton to Jackson to be given to his enemy by a victory in the which latter place was reached on the 21st. Jackson, leaving his army to follow, took an express f Northern Virginia, June 24, 1862. 1. General Jackson's command will proceed to-morrow from Ashree o'clock Thursday morning, 26th inst., General Jackson will advance on the road leading to Pole , General D. H. Hill moving to the support of Jackson, and General Longstreet supporting General A.. The four commands, being thus united, with Jackson in advance and on the left, would flank the vat as soon as he became engaged at that point Jackson would appear on his left and they would open all arms, was not successful that night. Had Jackson been up he would have crossed the Beaver Dam r Stuart were directed to move to the left of Jackson, breaking the Federal lines of communication enemy. The deserter stated that he had left Jackson, Whiting, and Ewell, and fifteen brigades at [34 more...]