In writing ths narrative, which relates to the decisive campaign which freed the Northern States from invasion,
it may not be out of place to state what facilities I have had for observation in the fulfilment of so important a
task. I can only say that I was, to a considerable extent, an actor in the scenes I describe, and knew the
principal leaders on both sides, in consequence of my association with them at West Point, and, subsequently,
in the regular army. Indeed, several of them, including Stonewall Jackson and A. P. Hill, were, prior to the
war, officers in the regiment to which...