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Title: The life of Gen. Thos. J. Jackson, “Stonewall,” for the young, (fourth reader grade)
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Williamson, Mary L. (Mary Lynn), 1850-1923
Subjects: Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863
Publisher: Richmond, Va., B. F. Johnson publishing co.
Contributing Library: Information and Library Science Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Digitizing Sponsor: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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andan order was read to them explaining that THE LIFE OF GEN. THOMAS J. JACKSON. 103 they were going to Beauregard, who was thenon the eve of a great battle with McDowell.The General hoped that his troops would actlike men and save their country. At these words, the men rent the air withtheir shouts and went forward at a double-quick, waded the Shenandoah river, whichwas waist deep, crossed the Blue Eidgemountains at Ashbys Gap, and some hoursafter night paused to rest for awhile at thevillage of Paris, on the eastern slope of themountains. Dr. Dabney tells us that here, while themen slept, Jackson himself kept watch, say-ing, Let the poor fellows sleep; I willguard the camp myself. For two hours hepaced up and down under the trees, or saton the fence. At last, an hour before day-break, he gave up his watch to a member ofhis staff, and rolling himself upon the grassm a fence-corner, was soon fast asleep. At peep of day, the brigade was up andaway, and, by dusk on July 19th, the whole
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Let the poor fellows sleep; I will guard the camp myself. (104) THE LIFE OF GEN. THOMAS J. JACKSON. 105 command, dusty, hungry, and foot-sore,marched into an old pine-field near Manas-sas, where they spent Saturday in restingfor the coming battle. The Confederate lines stretched for eightmiles along the southern bank of Bull Run,which could be forded at several places. Atthese fords General Beauregard had placedlarge bodies of men. On July 18th, beforeJackson had come up, General McDowell hadtried to take these fords, but his troops hadbeen driven back. He then made a plan to inarch a part ofhis forces around the Confederates left wingat a certain stone bridge, and to get in theirrear. Being thus between two large forces,the Confederates would be crushed or forcedto surrender. On Sunday morning, July 21st, GeneralMcDowell sent forward a portion of his troopsto the stone bridge, which was guarded atthat time by the gallant Colonel Evans, withonly eleven hundred men. After he had 106 TH
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