a cause espoused and led by such men as Davis, Lee, Jackson, the two Johnstons, Early and their cow weeks after the death of our great chieftain, Lee, there assembled, in pursuance of a call issued was called to pay respect to the memory of General Lee, and to inaugurate the movement which culmi but few in military ability—and second only to Lee and Jackson among the chieftains of the war for entire command in the front, without reserves, Lee, with less than 40,000 men, resisted McClellan had done.
Early commanded the right wing of Lee's army during the battle of Chancellorsville, while Lee and Jackson surrounded Hooker with less than half of his numbers.
With his division of foeat of the enemy.
On the 15th of June, 1863, Lee telegraphed from his headquarters A dispatch frre no reinforcements on the field.
The fate of Lee's army was imperilled.
Happily, Early had riddthe midsummer of that year, when the army under Lee lay in the trenches around Richmond, confronted[18 more...]