"Stonewall Jackson.": The Life and Military Career of Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Lieutenant-general in the Confederate Army

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Charles T. Evans, 1863 - 240 pages
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Page 231 - He's in the saddle now. Fall in, Steady the whole brigade! Hill's at the ford, cut off; we'll win His way out, ball and blade. What matter if our shoes are worn? What matter if our feet are torn? Quick step! We're with him before morn — That's Stonewall Jackson's way.
Page 172 - Then, as the messenger was riding away, he called him back. " Tell him if he cannot hold his ground, then the bridge, to the last man ! — always the bridge ! If the bridge is lost, all is lost.
Page 35 - Jackson with the pathetic exclamation, " General, they are beating us back ;" to which the latter promptly replied : " Sir, we'll give them the bayonet." General Bee immediately rallied his overtasked troops with the words : " There is Jackson standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer.
Page 200 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction, that 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 defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
Page 71 - Potomac river on the west; second, an attack on the enemy's flank on the Front Royal road ; third, a rapid movement direct upon Winchester with a view to anticipate the occupation of the town by...
Page 217 - If I had not been wounded, or had had an hour more of daylight, I would have cut off the enemy from the road to the United States Ford, and we would have had them entirely surrounded, and they would have been obliged to surrender, or cut their way out. They had no other alternative. My troops sometimes may fail in driving the enemy from a position, but the enemy always fail to drive my men from a position.
Page 173 - Vii'ginia shore of the Potomac, and morning found a wide river separating the contending forces. The Federal loss in the battle of South-Mountain was four hundred and forty-three killed, and one thousand eight hundred and six wounded ; and in the battle of Antietam two thousand and ten killed, nine thousand four hundred and sixteen wounded, and one thousand and forty-three missing ; making a total loss, in the two battles, of fourteen thousand seven hundred and ninety-four. We have no data from which...
Page 38 - M., our reinforcements pushed forward, and directed by General Johnston to the required quarter, were at hand just as I had ordered forward to a second effort for the recovery of the disputed plateau, the whole line, including my reserves, which, at this crisis of the battle, I felt called upon to lead in person.
Page 40 - His prompt, timely arrival before the plateau of the Henry house, and his judicious disposition of his troops, contributed much to the success of the day. Although painfully wounded in the, hand, he remained on the field to the end of the battle, rendering invaluable assistance.
Page 221 - The daring, skill, and energy of this great and good soldier, by the decree of an all-wise Providence, are now lost to us. But while we mourn his death, we feel that his spirit still lives, and will inspire the whole army with his indomitable courage and unshaken confidence in God as our hope and our strength.

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