Lee's attacks north of the Chickahominy. by Daniel H. Hill, Lieutenant-General, C. S. A.
W'at War Dey Fightin‘ ‘Bout!
hile encamped, about noon on Monday, the 23d of June, 1862, on the Williamsburg road, about a mile from the battle-field of Seven Pines, in command of a division of the Confederate army, I received an order from General Lee to report immediately at his quarters on the Mechanicsville road.
On approaching the house which the general occupied, I saw an officer leaning over the yard-paling, dusty, travel-worn, and apparently very tired.
He raised himself up as I dismounted, and I recognized General Jackson, who till that moment I had supposed was confronting Banks and Fremont far down the Valley of Virginia.
He said that he had ridden fifty-two miles since 1 o'clock that morning, having taken relays of horses on the road.
We went together into General Lee's office.
General Jackson declined refreshments, courteously tendered by General Lee, but drank a glass