Re: 2nd Manassas
It is getting close to dog season!
I believe you will find that Stafford was flanked by Johnson and Brown at 2nd Manassas. Both Col. Johnson and Stafford were backed up by Brockenbrough.
Directly in front of Stafford and opposing him was the the Union brigades of Butterfield, Roberts and Sullivan. Sullivan was DIRECTLY in front of Stafford....( I like to think DIRECTLY in front of my ancestor).
Just before 4pm Longstreet attacked the federals in force: Wilcox hit Patrick, Buchanan and Doubleday. These union brigades were just behind Butterfield, Roberts and Sullivan. Actually, Longstreets assault saved the day for Jacksons divisions of Starke, Lawton and Hill, mainly Starke and Lawton. I think it was at this time that Staffords men (Stafford commanding Starkes brigade at extreme left of Starkes division) were down to defending themselves with rocks. Also at about the same time Hood completely ran over Warrens brigade from New York.
I guess these details are only important to someone like myself. I had an ancestor fighting with the 15th La. Inf., Co. I. He was a young Lt. that was wounded in the side and thigh, his name was Joseph H. Dale.
Thanks for indulging my southern pride......