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Best they could, covered by Sykes's Regulars and Palmer's cavalry. A lucky shot from Kemper's battery hit the bridge over Cub Run, upsetting a wagon which had just driven upon it. This blocked the bridge and caused panic and confusion which was increased by the throngs of sightseers also making their way back to Washington along the crowded narrow roads. All through the night and the rain of the next day the soldiers and civilians streamed into Washington. Attempts by McDowell to rally the...

Menat Arms Series

Each title in this series gives a brief history of a famous fighting unit, with a full description of its dress and accoutrements, illustrated with eight colour plates and many drawings and photographs. Collectors of militaria, war-gamers, and historians will find no other series of books which describe the dress of each unit so comprehensively. The series will range widely in time and terrain, with a special effort to include some of the lesser-known armies from other lands. About twelve...

Roap

O.a.a Wilderness xxxx Abattis X Jackson shot A Knolls used as viewpoints by Jackson fSnr Howard LUnrb IHooker was incapacitated I'l l'l Federal guns on Hazel Grove knoll enfilading Lane and Pender f'H'tih Federal guns astride the Turnpike cum Plank Road Jackson's soldiers charging at Chancellorsville, 2 May 1863, to the utter surprise of the Federals A straggler passing the Stonewall Brigade 'Yes, sir,' said Rodes sitting his horse beside him, and impatient to start. A bugle sounded, and back...

Western Wear Confederate Artillery Trousers Kepi

Confederate Grimsley Saddles

He holds rather casually a Springfield rifle musket of 1861 another model was issued two years later . The Springfield Armoury manufactured about 800,000 of these muskets, and other sources furnished almost 900,000 more the Confederates obtained some from their own arsenals and captured approximately 150,000 more. This soldier is still wearing boots and improvised gaiters and carries the knapsack on his back. But his greatcoat has been abandoned, and a blanket is rolled and carried...

Michael Roffe

Michael Roffe Uniforms

Face an even more formidable one from a new army assembled under General Pope, which McClellan's routed forces were later to join. Pope's army approached from the north, and Lee quickly sent across forces to hold back its advanced elements, choosing Jackson's corps of 20,000 men. Brig.-Gen. C. S. Winder had now been appointed to command the 1st Division and the Stonewall Brigade was led by Col. C. A. Ronald. Jackson moved north-westwards from Richmond to a camp at Gordonsville. Then, hearing...

Battle Of Second Manassas

Cedar Run Battle

Battles _ Stuart's Raid Jackson's March Routes of - from Manassas Junction to Groveton Ridge The Brigade's loss was heavy at Second Bull Run. Casualties of 411 made it second only to First Bull Run. This is some measure of the gallant way they fought. After the Confederate victory at Second Bull Run, Lee crossed the Potomac and entered Maryland. Parts of Maryland were sympathetic, and it was thought that the presence of a Southern army might induce Maryland to ally herself with the South. Lee...

Richmond

The Stonewall Brigade Michael Roffe

Toons but the boats were swept away by the rising flood, and it was not till the morning that the bridge was made. The Confederates had thus gained twenty-four hours respite.' By spirited encounters with Fremont's .vanguard, Ashby and his cavalry played a large part in slowing up the Federal advance but near Harrisonburg, rallying his supporting infantry on foot when his horse had been killed under him, he was shot through the heart and fell dead, a severe loss to the Confederate cause. Jackson...