Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days to Second Bull Run
The editors of Time-Life Books have produced another exciting series: The Civil War. Lee Takes Command, which details from Seven Days to the Second Bull Run, and is brought to you in wonderful detail through vivid photography and engaging, informative text.
Emotions or assess in his official report, he carefully avoided accusing Jackson of tardi- ness or A. P. Hill of a premature attack — he nonetheless reacted brusquely when Jeffer- of their wounded were heard plainly all through the night." The Federals had suffered only 361 casualties, scarcely more than had the 44th Georgia Regiment alone. General McClellan, who son Davis and an entourage of Congressmen, had arrived Cabinet members and staff officers appeared the battle, was.
Campaigns. Lee began working behind the scenes to get the constraining law repealed, a goal fi- nally achieved that Army The measure waiting for predict. any unit larger than a division. This law, which November. But without official sanction, he divided his of Northern Virginia into two com- mands, which he carefully avoided calling corps. The units were sometimes referred to as "wings," but Lee preferred the entirely unspecific title "command." Lee chose James Longstreet to.
Clean out this time. Lee has an army great in numbers and spirit, and I believe he will wield it greatly. He is silent, inscrutable, strong, like a God." LIEUTENANT JOHN H. CHAMBERLAYNE, VIRGINIA ARTILLERY, C.S.A. Following the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Stonewall Jackson announced a victory and led his battered troops donsville and the vital back toward Gor- Virginia Central rail connected Richmond with the rip- ening harvest in the Shenandoah Valley. The line that Federals' John.
— Heintzelman's 12,000- corps and Reno's and Stevens' divi- their attacks upon the bayonet." Emerging from the woods, the Federals fired and charged the railroad grade. As a wave of men started up the slope a Confederate volley tore through them, but quickly the survivors were over the top, shouting what one officer called "a wild hurrah." At the same time, several regiments found a gap too much advanced on the Confederates. men moved forward through thick woods toward an enemy.
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