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  • Our trains and everything was safely crossed to the S. side of the North Anna & we have since Monday noon been here in position -- our line extending nearly parallel to the Va.

    Augusta County: Jedediah Hotchkiss to Sara A. Hotchkiss, May 26, 1864

  • Anderson was to side-slip to the right until he touched the left of Hoke, whose division would be in position before daylight.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • The very day he took up his new line he received the disconcerting information that only three guns were in position at Drewry's Bluff.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Walker reported he had six rifled guns in position on Loudoun Heights.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Second, east of the Massanuttons Jackson was in a great covered way, secure from observation by the enemy and in position to move secretly on Front Royal.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • I have made one more ash folly a few yards away from the bower, bending three slender ten-foot coppice poles into a spiral, lashing them to ash stakes driven into the ground to hold them in position until, as I hope, the tree adapts and eventually grows into a corkscrew.

    Wildwood

  • By placing his troops at Conrad's Store, just west of the gap, Jackson would be in position to meet any force coming south through Luray Valley.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • All ten of us on the U.S. short-track team went home with a medal—testament to Jae Su, to Jimmy, to Laurent, and to the others who had worked so hard to put us in position to shine.

    Zero Regrets

  • Not long after dark a courier returned to report Walker in position on Loudoun Heights.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Tyler and Grant were in position at the seventh-level landing.

    The Ark

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