gan, there would be no place for him in the field, but that the active operations there would be intrusted to others at first.
To Mrs. Lee, from Richmond, June 24, 1861, he wrote: My movements are very uncertain, and I wish to take the field as soon as certain arrangements can be made.
I may go at any moment to any point where it may be necessary.
Custis is engaged on the works around this city, and many of our old friends are dropping in. E. P. Alexander is here.
Jimmy Hill, Alston, Jenifer, etc., and I hear that my old colonel, A. S. Johnston, is crossing the plains from California.
Preparations for the advance of the Federal army of the Potomac on Manassas were rapidly nearing completion.
Everything needed was bountifully provided from an overflowing Treasury.
General Scott was still Commander in Chief of the United States Army, and still the possessor of the entire confidence of his country.
Mr. Simon Cameron, Mr. Lincoln's Secretary of War, wrote to Mr. John Sherman