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A. P. Hill advance arms Army of Northern artillery assault attack Banks batteries battle brigade called campaign Captain cause cavalry charge close Colonel column command Confederate corps crossed death defence directed division duty Early enemy enemy's fact Federal fell field fight fire five flank followed force ford forward four Fredericksburg front give given Grant guns hand head heart Hill hold honor hope hour hundred infantry Jackson James John latter Lee's less Longstreet loss Major meet miles morning moved movement never night North Northern Virginia officers once operations passed position Potomac present reached rear received regiment rest Richmond river road Rodes says Second sent seven side soldiers South strength strong success thousand troops turn United victory Washington whole wounded
Page 266 - ... and now beware of rashness. Beware of rashness, but with energy and sleepless vigilance go forward and give us victories.
Page 265 - What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. The Government will support you to the utmost of its ability, which is neither more nor less than it has done and will do for all commanders.
Page 177 - Amongst other favorite animals that cheered this lady's solitude, a brace of tame deer ran familiarly about the house, and one of them came to stare at me as a stranger. But unluckily spying his own figure in the glass, he made a spring over the tea-table that stood under it, and shattered the glass to pieces, and falling back upon the teatable made a terrible fracas among the china.
Page 82 - In one word, I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the river, like an ox jumped half over a fence and liable to be torn by dogs front and rear without a fair chance to gore one way or kick the other.
Page 243 - Ferry, supplying their places in some sort, calling in militia from the adjacent States. We also have eighteen cannon on the road to Harper's Ferry, of which arm there is not a single one at that point.
Page 276 - IT is with heartfelt satisfaction the Commanding General announces to the Army that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defenses and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
Page 20 - Tell General Lee I have fought my corps to a frazzle, and I fear I can do nothing unless I am heavily supported by Longstreet's corps.
Page 242 - You are instructed, laying aside for the present the movement on Richmond, to put 20,000 men in motion at once for the Shenandoah, moving on the line, or in advance of the line, of the Manassas Gap Railroad.
Page 242 - In consequence of General Banks's critical position, I have been compelled to suspend General McDowell's movements to join you. The enemy are making a desperate push upon Harper's Ferry, and we are trying to throw General Fremont's force, and part of General McDowell's, in their rear.