Seeing Hooker was never going to take the offensive, Lee pulled two more Divisions, those of South Carolinian RH Anderson and Georgian Lafayette McLaws from in front of Hooker and led them himself against Sedgwick in conjunction with Jubal Early. It was to be a day of frustration for Lee, as he could not prod McLaws forward and get the 3 division attack going. Sedgwick withdrew over Banks’ Ford when he lost Marye’s Heights to Early.(Early had a great battle.)
This was the cue for Hooker to call the campaign over and he withdrew over US Ford on the 5th. Casualties were high for the four day battle: 13000 for Lee and 17000 for Hooker. Lee’s proportion was too high, considering he only had 60000 to start with.
Lee and the South had bettered an army twice the size of their own and given Virginia breathing space. Lee’s next move, as it had been in 62, after a victory, was to move North.
Jackson would never again be Lee’s “right arm”’ as he passed away on the 10th from complications from his amputation.
His last words were: let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees.
9/11 may we never forget…
I don’t mean to make this political in any way, there are way to many conflicting views on that… I only wish to say that may we never forget the Lives lost on that fateful day 5 years ago… may they all rest in peace…
Today is a good day to remember the deaths of 2,973 American Citizens who never knew what it was they did, or why they were being killed, or what hit them.
It’s truely a horrible thing that happened to those men, women and children.
(See, I valiently refrained from any political statements!!! Yay me!)
A few of them DID know why they died. Their remains were recovered from a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania (BTW, that is John Murtha’s district, in case anyone cares).
Also I would like to give recognition and condolences to those who still mourn those they lost that day… I never lost anyone that day, but I know that so many others did, and the pain they have is more then I can imagine; I am truly sorry.
9/11 should not just be a day to mourn 2,973 citizens - today we should remember every citizen of every nation that has died for the words and actions of their leaders. I pray for all of them, and ask that God grants them peace.
I missed a day’s worth of lectures on pituitary disorders, watching the events that we commemorate today with my friend Mazda (a Persian ENT resident). I shed a couple of tears that day. . . .
Today i commemorated to myself by changing my dating practice by writing “9/11” on all of my scrips/lab-work (usually i write out the month and day) and by doing that i remembered the terrible tragedy of 5 years ago.
And then i realized that by writing “9/11” instead of “Sept 11” i saved myself from writing 2 characters. I’m going to do this from now on.
I am impressed with the maturity and growth shown by everyone here.