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By Ted Ballard

The U. S. military has lengthy used the employees experience as a device for pro improvement, conveying the teachings of the previous to modern squaddies. In 1906 Maj. Eben quick took twelve officer-students from fortress Leavenworths normal carrier and employees institution to the Chickamauga battlefield at the Armys first legitimate employees journey. for the reason that that point military educators have hired employees rides to supply officials a greater figuring out of previous army operations, of the vagaries of warfare, and of army making plans. A employees journey to a suitable battlefield may also brighten up a devices esprit de corps-a consistent aim in peacetime or struggle.

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Our army was small – badly supplied – but made up in courage – determination and conscienceness of their right, for all deWciencies otherwise. Jackson had in his rear movement as I said before, some 20,000 men. Genl Lee – confronting McLelland and had some 25,000, perhaps 30,0002 – enough at all events – to drive the Hessians from our Capital. { 34 } the seven days battles “Battles around Richmond” Were a minute history of these battles (which are now familliarly known as “Seven Day Fight”) written, the topography, various incidents etc.

On near Hanover Junction, we left it to our left – and took the road for Ashland – a beautiful country town – suited by Rich Virginia planters as a summer retreat – and distant some 30 miles from Richmond. Our brigade being in the advance column we for the Wrst time beheld the Yanks – retreating from Ashland as our cavalry occupied it. They showed no Wght – for which we felt grateful – as we were weared out. { 32 } the seven days battles Chapter 5 the seven days battles W e went into camp near Ashland and were soon busy cooking up 3 days rations.

M. we bid adieu to the “fair women” and “brave stay at homes” of Staunton. Taking a { 30 } joining jackson road that ran parallel for 5 miles with the Virginia Central RR leading to Charlotsville via Beachams Station – 20 miles from Staunton. Thus we were on the back track. ” cried the boys. ” answered echo. M. on a hard solid turnpike – lined on each side by beautiful clear springs. M. we struck the base of the “Blue Ridge” Mountains – and with slow and measured step we began the ascent. In an hour we were on their tops, and what a lovely sight fell upon our gaze.

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