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ping the situation at once, Lee ordered the small force there back to Mine Run, until re-enforced; and then, on the 2d of May, Stonewall Jackson completed that wonderful and painful circuit of the enemy-so brilliant in conception, so successful in result.
Late in the afternoon he reached their extreme right and rear, secure and unsuspecting.
Never stopping to rest, the Eldest Son of War hurled himself like a thunderbolt on the confident and intrenched enemy — scattering the eleventh corps (Sigel's) like chaff, and hurling them, broken and demoralized, upon their supports.
The very key of the enemy's campaign was driven out; and the one hour more of daylight!
the hero-general prayed for-or the merciful sparing of his priceless life by the God of Battleswould have shown complete defeat, even annihilation, of Hooker's right.
But it was not so written in the Book of Life!
A wise dispensation, whose object we may see, removed the best and greatest soldier of the war-sorely stricke