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forcement to Sheridan, we would have driven him across the Poto- mac River.
Early killed 1,938, wounded 11,893, an d captured 3,121 total 16,952. This is the Federal report. See Pond's "Valley Cam- paign," pages 267 and 269. Sheridan's army, on September 3Oth, 1864, numbered 56,764, and the Army of West Virginia, 21,275. Pond states, page 267, that Early's force numbered 10,015, which is about correct. But Early contended that he had less than that. I am satisfied to take their figures, which pretty clearly demonstrate the valor of the so-called " rebels."
Narrative of Events and Observations Connected with the
GENERAL T. J. (STONEWALL) JACKSON.
By Major MARCELLUS N. MOORMAN, Stuart Horse Artillery, Cav- alry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
Collated from His Diary and Memory.
The afternoon of May ist, 1863, my Battery, of the Stuart Horse Artillery Battalion, was on the extreme left of our troops, then con- fronting Hooker's army, near the old Catherine Furnace. Late that afternoon we were ordered to shell a piece of woods in our front. In order to do this we were turned into a very narrow old road, through a dense forest which ran perpendicular to the woods about to be shelled. The leading guns coming up, I at once rode forward to find a position, as I was still so closely confined with the scrub oak, that I could not unlimber. As I reached the guns in front, the Federal artillery opened, apparently all over the woods. Unable to move forward, I returned to my guns, where I found Generals Jack- son, Stuart and Wright; shrapnell and canister raining around them from the enemy's guns. Stuart remarked: " General Jackson, we must move from here." But, before they could turn, the gallant Channing Price, Stuart's Adjutant-General, was mortally wounded and died in a few hours. My battery lost six men without being able to unlimber. We retired from this point and bivouacked for the night.