, from which the blood began to flow freely.
When his men lifted him up a groan broke from him — the only complaint in all the terrible scene.
Lieutenant Smith, fearing he would die on the spot, said, General, are you much hurt?
To which he replied, No, Mr. Smith; don't trouble yourself about me.
After bearing him half a mile farther, most of the way under a shower of shot and shell, they reached an ambulance, in which his chief of artillery, Col. Crutchfield, lay wounded.
Dr. McGuire, Jackson's chief surgeon, soon joined them, and proceeded at once to examine the General's wounds.
He found him almost pulseless, but the copious bleeding had ceased.
Stimulants were freely used; under their influence he revived, and the party moved on to the field hospital near Wilderness Run.
To the anxious questions of his surgeon, the General said that he now felt better, but that several times as they came out of the battle he had felt as though he were about to die.
The heroic calmness