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Deserters on their way north. One such Southerner, caught in the act, was tried by a military court, sentenced to six months’ hard labor, and saw his house burned to the ground. Another “undisguised rebel,” a Dr. Stewart, supplied slaves’ rough work clothes to deserters before sending them across the Potomac into Maryland. General Patrick was convinced that one of the factors contributing to the army’s demoralization, the late pay or little pay, ironically had a direct connection to the.
Had Rodes’s division leading, followed by Raleigh Colston’s and then A. P. Hill’s. The column carried only its fighting trains—ammunition wagons and ambulances—marching along with the artillery behind their assigned divisions. Colonel Allan’s corps ordnance train brought up the rear. There was no baggage or commissary wagons; the men would carry what they ate. Thomas Munford’s 2nd Virginia cavalry led the column. Jeb Stuart and Fitz Lee with the rest of the cavalry—1st and 5th Virginia, half the.
How Jeb Stuart, in a new command, a cavalryman commanding infantry and artillery for the first time, could have done a better job. The astute Porter Alexander believed all credit was due: “Altogether, I do not think there was a more brilliant thing done in the war than Stuart’s extricating that command from the extremely critical position in which he found it. . . .”16 Fighting Joe Hooker, too, was riding his lines that morning, and like Stuart he was seeing and being seen, encouraging his.
Bullock house.Library of Congress Robert E. RodesCook Collection, Valentine Museum James Ewell Brown StuartCook Collection, Valentine Museum On May 3 Hooker ordered his army to fall back to a second line of defenses to the north of Chancellorsville, in the vicinity of the Bullock house. Forbes sketched the troops digging in on the new line as battle smoke from the continuing fighting rises over the trees.Library of Congress Daniel E. SicklesLibrary of Congress Darius N. CouchNational.
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