e extreme right and rear of General Hooker's line, and assault with vigor.
Lee was to stand in Hooker's front with McLaws' and Anderson's divisions, and Early was to keep back Sedgwick.
Jackson marched with 26,000 men, and left Lee in front of Hooker with 14,000.
The wilderness was his defense.
It hid his weakness and screened Jackson's march.
Kershaw's brigade, with McLaws—the Fifteenth, Lieut.-Col. Joseph F. Gist; Seventh, Col. Elbert Bland; Third, Maj. R. C. Maffett; Second, Col. J. D. Kennedy; James' battalion, Lieut.-Col. W. G. Rice, and Eighth, Col. John W. Henagan—was in the second line of battle at Zoar church on May 1st, and next day formed in the front line before Chancellorsville, with thirteen companies thrown forward in the dense woods, under Maj. D. B. Miller, James' battalion, engaged in continually pressing the enemy.
Jackson's three divisions were commanded by Gens. A. P. Hill, R. E. Rodes and R. E. Colston.
His South Carolina brigade, in Hill's light divis