been wounded, as his official report shows, in a skirmish immediately after his division crossed the Potomac, had been sent back to Leesburg, and was unable to rejoin him untill about three hours before the army began to move from the field of Sharpsburg to recross the Potomac.
But, while I have pen in hand, let me say a word on a more important subject.
I cannot refrain from expressing my regret that this interesting book—deserving and destined to be widely read—conveys an inadequate estimatSorrel might have judged more generously the commander of a victorious division at Seven Pines, the stout fighter of the seven days before Richmond, the heroic leader of the rear guard at South Mountain, the stubborn soldier who stood at bay at Sharpsburg.
But history will some day give an impartial verdict on these matters.
In that final judgment Hill's just fame will perhaps not suffer from his faults of manner or asperities of speech.
I am very respectfully, your obedient servant, Archer
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nd backed by great States, populous and rich, came out to try conclusions with him. They were George B. McClellan, John Pope, Ambrose Burnside, Joseph Hooker, George Meade, and Ulysses Grant, before whose almost unlimited numbers, at last, the Army of Northern Virginia, without reinforcement, without ammunition and without supplies, fought itself down to nothing.
Another answer might be the battles he fought on the Chickahominy, and in the defence of Richmond; of the Second Manassas, of Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and again on the Chickahominy, and the defence of Petersburg.
Across these fields are written imperishably the generalship of Lee—in all the detail of preparation, in the skilful choice of topographical lines, in strategic movement, in the audacity of perilous advance, in knowledge of the capacity of his own officers and their troops, in fine perception of the enemy's thought and movement, and in masterly overcoming difficulti
Private Soldier of C. S. A., The, 65, 111
Purcell, Mrs. John B., 26
Randolph, Lt. J. Tucker, 58; Norman V., 58
Re-enlistment in Army, 258, 269
Rodes, General R. E. and family, 281, 282
Rodgers Robert L., 306
Rogers, Rev. E. J., 289
Rosser, D. D., Rev. L., 235, 290
St. Johns' Church Richmond, Va., 194
Saunders, General J. C. C., 360
Scott, Dr. Wm. Wallace 292
Semmes, General Paul J., 105
Seven Days Battles, 223
Seven Pines, Battle of, 218
Sharpsburg or Antietam Battle of, a bloody contest, 110; 15th Va. at 97; losses as compared with those of other great battles 105
Smith, Captain James Power, 135, 258
Smyth, Colonel Thos.
Sorrel's Recollections, 25
Southern, Genius, Contributions of to National prosperity, 162; heroism and magnaminity, 162; sacrifices, 164
Spotsylvania C. H., Battle near, 260, 320; forces engaged at, 321
Springfield Landing, surprise at, 90
Stewart Colonel W. H., 353
Stiles, Major Rober