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Jackson had previously declined to allow the Doctor to accompany him, as complaints had been so frequently made of general officers when wounded carrying off with them the surgeons belonging to their commands. Whilst Dr. McGuire was asleep, he directed his servant, Jim, to apply a wet towel to his stomach, to relieve nausea. The servant asked permission to first consult the Doctor, but the General refused to allow him to be disturbed.
About daylight the Doctor was aroused, and found him suffering great pain, and examination disclosed pleuro-pneumoniaof the right side, which the Doctor believed was attributable to the fall from the, litter the night he was wounded, and thought the disease came on too soon after the application of the wet cloths to admit of the sup- position, once believed, that it was induced by them. Dr. McGuire continued, in conjunction with other physicians summoned to assist him, to minister assiduously to his beloved leader until his death.
HONORED BY JACKSON.
It was, therefore, a great honor in itself to have served satisfacto- rily on the staff of such a commander; but a higher meed of praise than this belongs to Dr. McGuire. He possessed Jackson's entire confidence, his warm friendship, and received his highest commen- dation. The sword presented by Jackson to his surgeon at the bat- tle of Winchester, 1862, could only have been bestowed on one possessed of indomitable energy, transcendent skill, and unflinching fidelity. Associated as closely and conspicuously as it was possible for a surgeon to be with the greatest war ever waged in America, following the standard of the most brilliant military genius developed in the struggle and aiding with all the resources of his and that in- trepid brigade whose name has become immortal the fame of its surgeon is inseparably united to that of the heroic band that stood "like a stone wall" in the face of assailing hosts.
After the death of General Jackson, Surgeon McGuire served as chief surgeon of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Vir- ginia, under Lieutenant-General Ewell. After defeating Milroy at Winchester they were engaged at Gettysburg.
Surgeon McGuire afterwards acted as Medical Director of the Army of the Valley, with Lieutenant-General Early, to Lynchburg, and the campaign of the Valley down to Frederick City and Monoc- acy and almost to Washington, and then at Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Waynesboro', where Dr. McGuire was captured, and paroled for fifteen days and then released. He rejoined the 2nd Corps under