ander had reason to believe, which afterwards turned out to be true, that he had out-manoeuvered Meade, and that his full concentration was confronted by only a portion of the latter's army.
This wallustrating Lee's offensive strategy is the movement by which, in the autumn of 1863, he flanked Meade out of his position at Culpeper, and forced him back into the lines at Centreville, and this, tormy had been depleted one-third by the dispatch of Longstreet to the west.
And when in December Meade crossed the Rapidan and established himself across the roads leading from Orrange Courthouse to position against great odds until the lost time was repaired — the situation seemed to Grant or Meade to justify a renewal of those clashes of solid lines upon well-manned earthworks to which the Fe fatal miscarriage of provisions ordered to meet the army en route.
The delay so caused brought Meade upon his rear, and enabled Sheridan's hard riders to reach his flank.
The disaster at Sailor's
Chapter, in C. S. History, The, 844.
McCaleb, Hon. E. H., 3.
McClellan, General G B., 102, 287.
McDonald, Major E. H 163.
McGuire, Dr Hunter, 99, 336.
Magruder, General John B., 198.
Manassas, Second Battle of, 305.
Marietta, Ga., Burning of, 198.
Marshall, Colonel, Charles, 172.
Maryland Line, C. S. A 88; Monument to, 132; 247; Bazaar held by Ladies of, 132; supplied with arms by Virginia, 163; battery, 227.
Massachusetts regiment, 6th, in Baltimore in 1861. 214.
Meade, General George C, 162.
Mechanicsville Battle of, 302.
Miles, General N. A., Cruelty of, 51.
Milroy, General R. H., Order of, 105.
Monroe Doctrine The, 187.
Moore, Surgeon-General, Samuel Preston, Sketch of, 273.
Morris Island, Confederate States prisoners under fire of own men at, 231.
Nashville, Confederate States steamer, Cruise of, 207.
Negro Troops in Federal army, 232.
North Carolina Cavalry, 5th, Gallantry of,—Troops how armed, 144; Troops in Confederate Sta