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in his work during those days of struggle.
He fell back neither too soon nor too late, and only limbered up his guns to unlimber again in the first position which he reached.
Thus fighting every inch of the way from Aldie, round by Paris, and Markham's, he reached the Rappahannock, and posted his artillery at the fords, where he stood and bade the enemy defiance.
That page in the history of the war is scarcely known; but those who were present know the obstinacy of the contests, and the ner if Pelham was fool enough to stay there, he was not. But General Jackson thanked him, as he thanked him at Cold Harbour, when the brave young soldier came back covered with dust from fighting his Napoleon — the light of victory in his eyes.
At Markham, while he was fighting the enemy in front, they made a circuit and charged him in the rear; but he turned his guns about, and fought them as before, with his Napoleon detachment singing the loud, triumphant Marseillaise, as that same Napoleon g