A Beautiful Glittering Lie
One bullet can make a man a hero… or a casualty.

General Lee

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Chapter 7: Chapter Seven
"...While the hours ticked by, the soldiers grew restless, but knew there was nothing they could do. Early in the afternoon, General Lee arrived. The men soon learned that he had been given control of the Confederate army, and that General Smith was relieved of command. Lee promptly renamed his soldiers. What had previously been known as the “Army of the Potomac” became the “Army of Northern Virginia.” For his first act ..."

Chapter 8: Chapter Eight
"...On June 17, General Lee sent the 4th Alabama and Hood’s Texans to the Shenandoah Valley to support Stonewall Jackson, while Union General McDowell was ordered to defend Washington against Jackson’s advance. Hiram’s regiment marched 150 miles, and was allowed to rest for only one day during the journey. Eight days later, the men ..."
"...Hiram stopped to catch his breath, watching the smoke clear. He looked around for Bud until he finally saw him walking toward him. The two congratulated each other amidst their shouting, jubilant comrades. As darkness fell, the Yankees escaped across the Chickahominy. General Lee was rewarded with his first victory, and the Confederates’ shock tactics had proved to be successful. ..."
"...carried to Richmond, where nearly every house was a hospital, and every woman served as a nurse. General McClellan retreated to his gunboats on the James River, while General Jackson moved his troops to Harrison’s Landing. They arrived on July 3, and remained there for five more days, until General Lee ordered his army back to Richmond, and restructured it into two corps. The 4th Alabama fell under the command of Generals Lee and Longstreet, and General Jackson led the other corps. General Whiting was transferred, so General Hood took his command. While camped at Richmond, the men acquired new ..."
"...General Lee’s Confederates spent July and the first part of August recuperating. Jackson moved to Gordonsville, where he encountered Pope, and deceived the Union general by lighting numerous fires to make his forces appear larger than they were. This stratagem proved effective, because Pope retreated, but not before Jackson captured a ..."
"...Jackson’s corps crossed the Rappahannock in an attempt to flank the Union army, while General Lee’s portion stayed behind to keep Pope occupied. The Alabamians learned of Jackson’s departure a few days later, but didn’t flinch in their determination. The fact that they were immensely outnumbered didn’t deter them. ..."
"...Making their way through intermittent, intense humidity, one-hundred-degree heat, and drenching rains, General Lee’s corps advanced across the Rappahannock on August 26. Over the course of three days, they ventured through the abandoned towns of Orleans and White Plains, all the while being harassed by enemy fire, until they reached Thoroughfare Gap in the Bull Run Mountains. The Alabamians took up the rear. ..."
"... hindered them. The men made their way back to their bivouac on Bull Run, knowing that they had secured yet another glorious victory. General Lee rode up. His soldiers crowded around to shake his bandaged hands, offer congratulations, and stroke his horse, Traveller. “Bless Marse ..."
"... His soldiers crowded around to shake his bandaged hands, offer congratulations, and stroke his horse, Traveller. “Bless Marse Robert!” they exulted. “God bless General Lee!” It was learned the next morning that the combined armies lost five times more men than they had a year ago at the ..."

Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
"...The 4th bivouacked between Centreville and Chantilly, cold, exhausted, and soaked to the bone. In the morning, they resumed their march, but once they made Chantilly, General Lee decided to give up the chase, so he turned his troops toward Leesburg. On Saturday, September 6, the Alabamians crossed the Potomac into Maryland, leaving behind surplus wagons, their baggage, broken batteries, worn-out horses, and unnecessary gear. They continued north to Fredericktown, and by September 10, they approached Hagerstown ..."
"...men for his army, and even though that wasn’t the case, their sentiments were equally divided. Hiram overheard a few spectators, who were observing their march from open second-story windows, comment on how they couldn’t distinguish the generals from the enlisted men, because they were all in filthy tatters. General Lee ordered his regimental bands to play “Maryland, My Maryland.” His men cheered while they marched through, but they were later disappointed, for they were unable to successfully recruit enough soldiers to replenish their depleted ranks. ..."
"... both anxious to git back to Richmond so we can visit Miss Betsy!” Blue Hugh chuckled. “Don’t be such a skylark. We ain’t headed back there. I heard tell General Lee wants us to march up to Harrisburg.” “Is that a fact?” inquired Bud. “It’s what I heard.” The men ..."
"...During the following days, reports came in that the battle was declared a draw, although General Lee pulled his troops back onto Confederate soil. The cornfield that the Alabamians had marched across was mowed down by bullets, as though cut with a scythe. The 4th Alabama came out better than most, with only eight dead and thirty-six wounded. Hood’s Texans lost nearly 80 percent of their ..."

Chapter 10: Chapter Ten
"...freeze come nightfall. The thought of those destitute women and children wrenched his heart. After some time, the Confederates’ efforts to repel the Yankees proved futile. The Federals started over the river in boats and soon began filing across their pontoon bridges. By nightfall, they had taken the town. General Lee arranged his troops, comprised of the brigades of Jackson, Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and McLaws, as well as the divisions led by Taliaferro, D. H. Hill, and Early. Supported by General J. E. B. Stuart’s cavalry and John Pelham’s artillery, the men became entrenched at Marye’s Hill. Their lines ..."
"...soul, Sergeant Kirkland of South Carolina, who acquired a reputation as the “Angel of Marye’s Heights” for crossing enemy lines and benevolently tending to the Union wounded by providing them with blankets and water. John Pelham, an Alabama son who was in charge of Jackson’s artillery, received praise from General Lee for bravely executing an effective barrage by deceiving the Yankees into thinking his numbers were far greater than they actually were, and holding their lines in the process. ..."
"... his conflicting opinion to himself by uncharacteristically keeping quiet. General Lee rode up on Traveller to congratulate his men. Although Bud was heartbroken, he still managed a faint smile as Lee saluted them. “We’ve whipped them, General!” one of the Confederates hollered. Lee ..."

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