Statistics for occurrence #1 of “General Scott” in chapter 3, page 71 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...suited to such strong expressions, particularly as the people they are meant to arouse only laugh at them.
Thursday, July 25, 1861.
Last night there was an alarm that the enemy were advancing.
General Scott and his staff were roused up in the night by messengers from the outposts.
There was a similar alarm in Alexandria, but the report was untrue.
The Confederates, however, have advanced their picke...
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