an intelligent understanding of the field of action.
Gen. Butterfield on the morning of the second day drew up an order directing all trains and baggage to be sent to the rear.
This order gave the occasion for the assertion of various officers that an order to retreat had been given.
General Mende says that Gen. Butterfield showed him the order, that he told him it would not answer, and that if it was issued it was without his authority.
This statement of Gen. Meade is corroborated by Gen Gibbons and other general officers and members of his staff."
Reception of Thompson, the British Abolitionist, in Washington.
George Thompson, of England, delivered a lecture in the hall of the Yankee House of Representatives to a dense audience, including Lincoln, Chase, and many members of both branches of Congress, and not a few women.
A band of music was in attendance.
Vice President Hamlin introduced the lecturer, who at the commencement of his remarks emphatically denied and