twelve feet square in the Liester House his commanders assembled.
Should the army attack or wait the attack of the enemy?
was the written question they were required to answer; and they voted-as they should have done, being in superior position, with interior lines — to wait, as Lee had done at Fredericksburg, for another attack, and found him more accommodating than Burnside.
General Lee had a difficult task: the lines of his enemy had grown stronger during the night; Slocum, Howard, Newton (in Reynolds's place), Hancock, Sickles, Sykes, and Sedgwick's troops were all before him, and on his right and left flank was a division of cavalry under Gregg and Kilpatrick respectively.
The Union flanks, five miles apart on Culp's Hill and the Round Tops, were almost impregnable and difficult to turn.
Lee's strategy at Chancellorsville was bold, but his determination to assault the left center of the Union army with his right corps and its supports was consummate daring.
Moltke, Field-Marshal, 261, 423.
Molino del Rey, 41.
Monocacy, battle of, 351.
Mont St. Jean, Waterloo, 421.
Monroe, James, I.
Montezuma's gifts, 31.
Moore, Anne, 20.
Morales, General, 35.
Mosby, Colonel, John, 183.
Mount Vernon, Ala., 99.
Mount Vernon plate, 94.
Mount Vernon, Va., 71.
Napier, General, quoted, 148.
Napoleon at Austerlitz, 247; at Waterloo, 278, 421; mentioned, 13, 17.
Negro division at Petersburg, 356.
New England States, 82.
Newton, General, John, at Gettysburg, 286; mentioned, 362.
Ney, Field-Marshal, 424.
Nineteenth Corps, the, 352.
Oates, Colonel, 282.
On-to-Richmond movement, 327.
Orange Court House, Va., 182, 183, 222, 320, 328.
Ordinance of Secession, 87.
Ordnance Department, the, 350.
Ord's Eighteenth Corps, 359, 387.
Ould, Judge, Robert, 76, 419.
Palo Alto, battle of, 32.
Paris, Count of, quoted, 53.
Patterson, General, Robert, 38, 46, 103, 104, 105, 107, 109, 269.
Paxton, General, kille