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As the fighting wound to a close on May 1, 150 years ago today, Stonewall Jackson met with Robert E. Lee near the Confederate line. Jackson told Lee he thought that Anderson and McLaws were making too easy progress. He thought that Hooker would soon retreat across the river. Lee disagreed. “But, General,” he replied, “we must get ready to attack the enemy, if we should find him here tomorrow, and you must make all arrangements to move around his right flank."