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tement. General MacKALLall's letter. incidents of resignation. attempted reparation by the Administration. Hon. Montgomery Blair's letter. Los Angeles. advice to citizens. writer's recollections. General Johnston's correspondence. Generalo employ him in high position, which were communicated to him through various channels more or less direct. The Hon. Montgomery Blair, Mr. Lincoln's Postmaster-General, in a letter to the writer, shows that, at a later date, when opportunity foracts had been afforded, the Administration entertained no such view of conspiracy as the loyal press had disseminated. Mr. Blair says: There is a fact in regard to your father that I ought to mention. When General Ord came here from San Franonsul in the West Indies, and to land in New York, where he was arrested. This is the intercepted letter alluded to by Mr. Blair. As General Johnston knew nothing of this attempt to warn him, it did not influence his movements. It is mentioned no
on, McClernand occupied the Federal right, Smith the left, and Wallace the centre. It is extremely difficult to arrive at a correct conclusion as to the actual force of an army by any system of estimate, or indeed by any other means than investigation of the returns of commands. As these were not accessible to the writer when this memoir was prepared, he has no means of verifying the statements made by Federal writers. He gives such data as he has. In a memorandum furnished Hon. Montgomery Blair by the War Department, for the information of the writer, General Grant's effective force at Donelson is placed at about 24,400. In a memorandum furnished the writer by the War Department (see Appendix, Chapter XXXI.), it is placed at 27,113. General Buell, in his letter of August 31, 1865, published in the New York World, September 5, 1865, estimates the reinforcements sent by him to Grant at 10,000 men, and Grant's force at from 30,000 to 35,000. Badeau says: On the last