A Beautiful Glittering Lie
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Chapter 3: Chapter Three
"...During the month of May, the Confederacy’s capital moved from Montgomery to Richmond, and another southern state, North Carolina, seceded. Hiram learned that the reason for his regiment’s relocation was because Union forces had moved into Virginia and seized Alexandria, which was nearly seventy miles away. Although the situation seemed to be worsening, strangely enough, visitors from Huntsville steadily arrived to see ..."

Chapter 6: Chapter Six
"...General Johnston relocated the 4th Alabama to join with the main army south of the Rappahannock and moved it in the direction of Richmond. In early March, he learned that McClellan was encroaching, so he hastily transferred his troops from Centreville, leaving behind half-cooked food and property belonging to the Confederate army. He moved his men south of the Rappahannock, but not before leaving Quaker guns behind in empty earthworks to deter his ..."
"... resemble cannon snouts. With the advent of April, the Rebels were informed that McClellan was gathering his Union troops in preparation for a march on Richmond, and they knew it wouldn’t be long before they were called upon for defense. It was just a matter of time. David spent his ..."

Chapter 7: Chapter Seven
"...Their relatively comfortable existence was soon disrupted, however, because they were ordered to march up the peninsula to Richmond. Before they reached Williamsburg, which was only twelve miles from Yorktown, the 4th Alabama was moved ahead of Johnston’s entire army, along with the Third Brigade, the 18th Georgia, Hampton’s Legion, and General John Bell Hood’s Texans. The troops proceeded to West Point on the York River, but the ..."
"...Inexplicably, Union forces backed off, so the Rebels were able to continue on unmolested until they reached the outskirts of Richmond. They camped there for three weeks. During that time, the men managed to obtain news that on May 15, the CSS Alabama had been launched from England, and five days later, the Homestead Act was signed into law. Before the war, Southern states had opposed the act because of ..."
"...On the evening of May 30, Hiram’s regiment was ordered to march a few miles east of Richmond, where they bivouacked in a grove of oak trees. The men of Company G, the Marion Light Infantry, stacked their guns against one of the oaks, and went to sleep beneath it. During the night, a terrible electrical storm blew in. A bolt of lightning hit the tree, destroyed ..."
"...Confederates. Once they arrived, they saw that the Union army had been driven out, for all that remained were their empty tents. Throughout the course of the day, the 4th was maneuvered to different locations, but still didn’t see any fighting. By evening, they had been placed on the Richmond and York River railroad tracks. The empty camp was in a patch of woods to their left, and an active Union battery was in front of them. ..."
"...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 of authority, he commanded his troops to “strike the tent,” and returned them to Richmond. The 4th Alabama had lost eight of their own, and nineteen were wounded. General Whiting was placed in command of the division, while Colonel Law was designated as brigade commander. The men had “seen the elephant” once more, and speculated about when the beast would reappear to rear its ..."

Chapter 8: Chapter Eight
"...General McClellan moved his vast army to the south side of the Chickahominy River, in an attempt to confront Lee below Richmond. While he was there, the commander of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate cavalry, General J. E. B. Stuart, received fame by riding around McClellan’s troops. Originally ordered to reconnoiter the Army of the Potomac’s movements, Stuart and his cavaliers decided to risk their lives by going around, instead of returning ..."
"...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 bivouacked near Ashland, twelve miles from Richmond. Circling around McClellan’s army, they were now behind it. The following morning, General Lee pursued the fleeing Federals. ..."
"...The injured Confederates were 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 ..."
"...Orange Hugh received a gift of admiration from a young Richmond woman named Betsy. They had struck up a conversation one morning when she came to deliver clothing and food to the “orphans,” a nickname the North Alabamians had acquired because they were without correspondence from their loved ones, due to the Yankee occupation in north Alabama. Betsy felt sorry ..."
"...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 portion of his army. Meanwhile, the 4th Alabama repositioned from Richmond to Gordonsville to support Jackson. After spending three months in Richmond, they were more than happy to be back on the march. Hiram and Bud joked between themselves as they tramped along, while Bo the dog obediently trotted behind Orange Hugh. ..."
"...Later in the day, a soldier from Company A returned to camp, explaining that he had been captured by Sigel’s Dutch, who were really Germans, but in the Federals’ haste to depart, he was left behind. The Confederates were fed better rations than they had been given since leaving Richmond. Musicians in Hiram’s company, Foggarty, Halsey, and Hickey, celebrated the victory by playing Irish music with instruments they found abandoned on the battlefield by the Union army. That evening, Bud and several others returned to camp. Happy to see that his friend had recovered, Hiram greeted him enthusiastically, and ..."

Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
"... no mind,” said Hiram. “Bo will show up. He’s likely jist hidin’ somewhere.” “I surely hope so,” replied Orange Hugh. “We’re 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 ..."

Chapter 10: Chapter Ten
"...entrenched on either side of him, waiting for another Yankee advance. With time to reflect, he thought back to the previous month’s events. The 4th Alabama had abandoned their encampment for Culpeper Court House, and stayed there until November 22, when Lee discovered that Burnside was headed north from Richmond, so he assembled his troops near the quaint town of Fredericksburg. The Confederate army swelled to almost twice its size, due to returning soldiers who had become ill prior to their march into Maryland. Remaining on the south side of the icy Rappahannock River, the Rebels gazed at the ..."
"...Some of the Rebels managed to converse with the enemy, even though it was strictly forbidden, and exchange their tobacco for much-desired coffee and sugar. After a while, though, a treaty was established, and the Southerners sent across a plank, with a mast made from a current Richmond newspaper. The Federals sent their “boat” to the Southern port, using a mast constructed from a Northern newspaper. Thus, the two sides stayed abreast of what the media was saying. ..."
"... wafted across the river, but “Home Sweet Home” only deepened his sorrow. On Wednesday, December 17, after bidding his comrades farewell, he set off for the train to Richmond. It was one week before Christmas. As planned, David and his family arrived at the Copelands’ for their annual ..."

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