wrested this stronghold by one of the most daring assaults history records.
In the second battle of Cold Harbor conditions were reversed— Lee was behind the defenses, his army about 49,000.
Grant was to attack with 140,000 men. He hurled his immense weight upon Lee, but with no effect, except to destroy his men. This leads up to the inquiry, Was either the better soldier?
The spring of 1863 found Lee's army at Fredericksburg watching his powerful antagonist across the Rappahannock.
Longstreet had been detached for service near Suffolk, and the Army of Northern Virginia thus weakened.
Hooker had succeeded Burnside in command of the Army of the Potomac.
New hopes inspired the Federal army.
Hooker was jubilant; he announced to the world the finest army on the planet was about to exterminate its enemies.
So sure was he of this, he dispatched to General Hallock at Washington:
The rebel army is now the legitimate property of the Army of the Potomac.
Rejecting Burnside's p
Lane, Gen. James H., 116.
Landmark, Norfolk, Va., cited, 322.
Last Battle of the War, 226.
Last Blood of the War, The, 343.
Lebby, Capt., 268.
Leech, Capt., John, W. T., 160.
Lee and Jackson, Characters of, 23.
Lee, Gen. R. E., grandeur of the character of, 96; at Appomattox, 353; his army, how last fed, 359, 360.
Lee, Lieut.-Gen. S. D., Address of, 189.
Letcher Battery, 373.
Lewis, Owen, 343.
Lorena, The Song, 267.
Loehr, Sergt. C. T., 104.
Longstreet, Gen., James, 146.
Lossing, Benson J., cited, 292.
Louisiana Troops, their part in the Battle of Frazier's Farm, 160; at Shiloh, 215; the 14th Regiment Infantry, 165.
Lowry, Gen. M. P., 147.
McGuire, Dr. W. P., 367.
Magnaminity of the true soldier, 337.
Magruder, Gen. John B., 118.
McKinnon, James, 110.
McLean, Hon., 357.
Malvern Hill, Battle of 128.
McMasters, John, 343.
McNulty, Dr. F. J., 165.
Marshall, Col. Chas , 353.
Marye's Heights, touching inci