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sudden swoop; of telling blows where least expected; of skilful maneuvering of a small force, resulting in the frustrating of all combinations of one numerically its superior, and paralyzing for the time being all the plans of the Federal War Department and the grand strategy of the young Napoleon at the head of its armies in the field. it seemed as if the sobriquet conferred upon Manassas field had become the veriest of misnomers; the Stonewall had acquired a marvelous mobility since that July day not yet a year old and had become a catapult instead. And what, perhaps, appealed to our personal interest more forcibly was the story of the capture of the rich spoil of War, the supplies, of which we were already beginning to feel the need. Our daily diet of unrelieved bread and bacon grew fairly nauseating at the thought of the bounty so generously provided by Commissary-General Banks, and of the extra dainties inviting pillage in the tents of Israel—but we were to get our share, wit
e in the night), was nodding vivaciously all the while. After the Confederate success at Chancellorsville came Gettysburg. The question is often asked what would have happened had Jackson been present on that memorable field— Jackson, the man who was always up to time, if he brought but a fragment of his force with him, and whose first musket on the ground was fired. As General Fitz Lee significantly related the case, Suppose Jackson to have been four miles off the field at midnight of July 1st and been advised that General Lee wished the key-point of the enemy's position attacked next day; would the time of that attack have approximated more nearly to 4 A. M. or 4 P. M.?—for answer, see the verse already quoted. For if the other corps commanders did not like to go into battle with one boot off, ours would, at a pinch, go in barefoot—but he got there! In the numerous discussions of the Gettysburg campaign which have come into notice since the event, much space has been given t<
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al Stonewall Jackson. he wore a rather faded gray coat and cap to match—the latter of the cadet pattern then in vogue and tilted so far over his eyes that they were not visible, and his mount and General appearance were not distinctive of high rank. In fact, he seemed some courier carrying a message to some General officer on ahead. Despite his West Point training, he was never a showy horseman—in which respect he had a precedent in the great Napoleon. When we took Harper's Ferry, in September of that same year, one of the surrendered garrison remarked, when Jackson was pointed out to him, well, he's not much to look at, but if we'd only had him, we'd never have been in this fix. but within the interval we were to see much of him, and our appreciation speedily penetrated below the surface indica- Confederate generals with Jackson at the last— Chancellorsville B. D. Fry, Colonel of the 13th Alabama; later led a brigade in Pickett's charge. F. T. Nichols, wound<
was predestined to exercise significant and far-reaching influence Thomas Jonathan Jackson as first lieutenant, U. S. A. Jackson's very soul impressed itself on the glass of this early negative through his striking features—more clearly read than later, when a heavy beard had covered the resolute lips, and the habit of command had veiled the deep-seeing, somber eyes. When the quiet Virginia boy with the strong religious bent graduated eighteenth in his class of seventy from West Point in 1846, his comrades little thought that he was destined to become the most suddenly famous of American generals. The year after his graduation he attracted attention by his performances as lieutenant of artillery under General Scott in Mexico, and was brevetted captain and major for bravery at Contreras, Churubusco, and Chapultepec. Fourteen years later he earned his sobriquet of Stonewall in the first great battle of the Civil War. Within two years more he had risen to international fame—and rec
e forties a portrait taken during the Mexican War, where Jackson served as a second lieutenant, the year after his graduation from West Point when the early details of the first important collision between the contending forces in Virginia, in 1861, began to come in, some prominence was given to the item relating how a certain brigade of Virginia troops, recruited mostly from the Shenandoah valley and the region adjacent to the Blue Ridge, had contributed, largely by their steadiness under fll present itself. Jackson had been in training all the while, even though no one—not even himself—may have suspected to what purpose. this is the man who, more than any other, saved the day for the Confederacy at Manassas (First Bull Run), in 1861. then he disappeared from view—a way he had, as his antagonists were to learn later—for a while, and at one time it seemed as if the theater of active operations was to know his presence no more, when, in response to an order from the War Depart
the months immediately succeeding Bull Run, he was almost lost sight of, and it was only at the opening of the campaign of 1862 that he began to loom again upon the military horizon. the fortunes of the young Confederacy seemed then at a low ebb; boden, at Bull Run and always with Jackson; later commanded a Cavalry brigade. W. B. Taliaferro, with Jackson throughout 1862; last, at Fredericksburg. Isaac R. Trimble. where Stonewall was, there was Trimble also. Arnold Elzey, a brigade andright. Confederate generals with Jackson in 1862 Edward Johnson led an independent command under Jackson in 1862. George H. Steuart, later a brigade commander in Lee's Army. James A. Walker led a brigade under Jackson at Antietam. the Plank Road, in a small opening among Confederate generals of Longstreet's corps who cooperated with Jackson in 1862 and 1863 Lafayette McLaws with his division supported Jackson's attacks at Harper's Ferry and Chancellorsville; l
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itness residing in him. True, he was said to have graduated from the Jackson—his most revealing photograph: a picture secured only by the urging of General Bradley T. Johnson. Jackson, a modest hero, nearly always shrank from being photographed. At the height of his fame he answered a publisher's letter with a refusal to write the desired magazine article or to send any picture of himself, though the offer was a very flattering one. The photograph above was made in Winchester, in February, 1862, at the Rontzohn gallery, where Jackson had been persuaded to spend a few minutes by the earnest entreaties of General Bradley T. Johnson. Some five months later Jackson was to send Banks whirling down the Shenandoah Valley, to the friendly shelter of the Potomac and Harper's Ferry, keep three armies busy in pursuit of him, and finally turn upon them and defeat two of them. This, with the profile portrait taken near Fredericksburg, shown on page 115 of Volume II, represents the only tw
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er commanded a brigade at Chancellorsville. approach to the Confederate capital was to be attempted from that direction. Already he had proceeded thither with his two divisions which had made the Valley Campaign—his own and Ewell's—when ours, commanded by A. P. Hill, received orders to join them, and all three were thenceforth incorporated in the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, as long as he commanded it. we had fought the sharp engagement of Cedar Mountain on the 9th of August, 1862, and checked Pope's advance to the Rapidan. Then, after some days of rest, we again took the initiative and, crossing the little river, went after him. But the General who had heretofore seen only the backs of his enemies did not see fit to await our coming, but made so prompt and rapid a retrograde movement that even our expeditious foot cavalry could not come up with him before he passed the Rappahannock. It was on this hurried pursuit, passing through Brandy Station, that a figure
f lavish expenditure at the supreme moment. In Camp he was always solicitous that the troops should be well cared for, but when it came to take the field, what matter if our shoes are worn, what matter if our feet are torn, quick step—we're with him ere the dawn. that was Stonewall Jackson's way. a purposeful man, obstacles were to him but things to be overcome or ignored if they stood in the way of his plans. When one of his Confederate generals with Jackson in his masterly 1863 campaign A. H. Colquitt, later conspicuous in the defense of Petersburg. R. L. Walker, commander of a light artillery brigade. Alfred Iverson, later at Gettysburg and with Hood at Atlanta. S. McGowan, later commanded the South Carolina brigade which Immortalized his name. E. A. O'Neal charged with his brigade in Rodes' First line at Chancellorsville. subordinates, after the three days hard fighting of the Second Manassas, preceded by a march of almost a hundred miles with
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the surface indica- Confederate generals with Jackson at the last— Chancellorsville B. D. Fry, Colonel of the 13th Alabama; later led a brigade in Pickett's charge. F. T. Nichols, wounded in the flank attack on Howard's Corps, May 2, 1863. Harry T. Hays, later charged the batteries at Gettysburg. Robert F. Hoke, later defender of Petersburg, Richmond and Wilmington. William Smith, Colonel of the 49th Virginia; later at Gettysburg. J. R. Jones commanded a brigade of Vi campaign. Those thin lines never held their ground more tenaciously nor charged with more élan than during those eventful August days. the last time my eyes were to behold him—how well it comes to mind!—was upon the morning of the fateful May 2, 1863, before the close of which day was to be ended his career as a soldier. We were moving out by the flank on a little woodland Road, where we had been in bivouac the night before; it was a gloomy, overcast morning, as if giving premonition of t
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