Confederate General Robert Emmet Rodes, ca. 1863.
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Portrait of Confederate General Robert Emmet Rodes, by William D. Washington, ca. 1863. (VMI Class of 1848).

Credit: Courtesy of the Preston Library, Virginia Military Institute Archives

Before he died from wounds received at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, Stonewall Jackson had asked General Lee to promote Robert Emmett Rodes to major general for his "magnificent" battlefield leadership. Less than two months later, in late June of 1863, Major General Robert Rodes led a division of five brigades into Pennsylvania.

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