the associations of a lifetime.
In Virginia alone was there any official exhibition of sympathy with South Carolina in her self-invoked peril; and she sent a commissioner
Benjamin Watkins Leigh. to that State rather to indicate her fraternal regard than to proffer any substantial assistance.
There was some windy talk of opposing by force the passage of a Federal army southward through the Old Dominion on an errand of subjugation; and her Governor,
John Floyd, father of the late John B. Floyd, Mr. Buchanan's Secretary of War. in his annual Message, said something implying such a purpose.
Ex-Governor Troup, of Georgia, and a few other doctrinaires of the extreme State Rights school, muttered some words of sympathy with the Nullifiers, about to be crushed under the iron heel of Federal power — some vague protest against Consolidation; but that was all. Had it become necessary to call for volunteers to assert and maintain the National authority on the soil of the perverse State
hus, while the Rebels concentrated, from Richmond on the south to Winchester on the north, all their available strength upon Manassas, and had it in hand before the close of the battle, McDowell had but little more than a third of our corresponding forces wherewith to oppose it — he acting on the offensive.
In other words.
we fought with 35,000 men, a battle in which we might and should have had 75,000.
IV The Rebels were kept thoroughly acquainted by their confederates, left by Davis, Floyd, etc., in our service, with everything that took place or was meditated
Mr. Julius Bing, a German by birth but British by naturalization, who was on the battlefield as a spectator, and was there taken prisoner, and conducted next morning to Beauregard's Headquarters, whence he was sent to Richmond, and who seems to have had the faculty of making himself agreeable to either side, stated, after his return, that among the men he met at Beauregard's Headquarters, at the Junction, was Col. Jor
eports, etc., 597.
Bendix, Col., (Union,) 529; 530.
Benham, Gen., 525; on Floyd's retreat, 526.
Benning, Henry L., in Dem. Convention, 315.
Benton, Col. Fort Pickens besieged, 412.
Flour, annual product of, by 8th census, 22.
Floyd, John, Governor of Va., sympathizes with the Nullifiers, 100.
Floyd, John B.Floyd, John B., his opinion on the Cuba question, 268; his disposition of the Federal forces in Texas, 840; resigns his post of Secretary War; schedule of his order for transfer oans, Gen., wins the battle of Rich Mountain, 522; captures Pegram, 523; attacks Floyd at Carnifex Ferry, 525; attempts to surprise the Rebels at Gauley Mount, 526.
n, 290; 293: killed at Cheat Mountain, 526.
Washington City, 407 ; frauds of Floyd and Baily at, 410-11; arrival of Col. Hayne at, 412; inauguration of President wn, 293; 294; 329; commands the Rebels in West Virginia, 522; 524; outranked by Floyd, etc., 525.
Wisconsin, 215; 300; 301.
Wistar, Lieut.-Col., at Ball's Bluff,