re by the middle of the day.
Such is the character of the service this corps has been rendering — marching, fighting and starving — almost incessantly, night and day. I would not have believed, without actual experience, that flesh, blood and muscle could stand what we have stood.
I have been for several days in command of the division.
I crossed the Potomac at the head of six brigades, composing about half of General Jackson's corps.
Extract from a private letter written at Frederick, Maryland, September 8th, 1862.
We have done so much hard fighting since crossing the Rappahannock that I cannot undertake to give particulars.
In the fight of Friday, near Manassas, General Gregg's brigade was on my right.
He had repulsed an attack on his line, and was again furiously assailed by a fresh column.
Seeing the enemy were concentrating their efforts at that point I extended my line so as to place one of my regiments (the Thirty-seventh) behind him, and informed him I would su