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318 Southern Historical Society Papers.


At Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, he commanded the Con- federate right wing, and in May, 1863, made his Chancellorsville movement, which resulted in his death. On May 3d he received the wound which rendered amputation of the arm necessary. Pneumo- nia supervened and he died on the loth of May. His remains were taken to Richmond, and after lying in state in the Capitol were taken to Lexington and interred in the Old Cemetery of the town, whence they were moved to the crypt beneath the monument on June 25th last. The monument is located only a short distance from the origi- nal burial-place.


Jackson's Faith in His Little Army Orders to Enforce Discipline.

The following letters (now published for the first time) from Jack- son to Major (afterwards Colonel) A. W. Harman, who was com- mandant of the post at Staunton, which was the base of Jackson's operations in the Valley, throw interesting light upon the situation in the Valley early in 1862, and strikingly illustrate Jackson's atten- tion to details. They are, as will be seen, accompanied by explana- tory notes by Colonel Harman. The originals are in the hand- writing of Jackson. He never employed an amanuensis.


MT. JACKSON, March 28, 1862.

DEAR MAJOR : Your kind letter of the 26th instant is at hand, and I am much obliged to you for the information communicated, and also for your kind regards for me. I wish I could of had you on the 23d. I don't recollect of ever having heard such a roar of mus- ketry. We must resolutely defend this Valley. Our little army here is in fine spirits, and when the tug of war comes I expect it, through Divine blessing, to nobly do its duty. If your health would justify it I would like to have you in this army. Very truly your friend,