Items (Guillaume, L.M.D.) (G)
At the Battle of Chancellorsville, Lee and his most trusted general, Stonewall Jackson, daringly divided their army and attacked the flank of the Union troops lead by General Joseph Hooker, commander of the Army of the Potomac, defeating his superior forces. Unfortunately, following the battle, Jackson was accidentally shot by his own sentry and died soon after. On May 6, 1863, Lee issued an general order, or speech, suggesting a day of thanks. "General Orders No. 59" was published in the Harpers Weekly of May 23, 1863. Still hoping for Jackson's recovery, Lee ended the order with these lines:...
Created by: Guillaume, L.M.D.