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place where they had no retreat. The whole thing took place some forty miles from here, without my orders or knowledge. It was entirely unauthorized by me, and I am in no manner responsible for it. Col. Baker, who was killed, was in command, and violated all military rules and precautions. Instead of meeting the enemy with double their force and a good ferry behind him, he was outnumbered three to one and had no means of retreat. Cogswell is a prisoner; he behaved very handsomely. Raymond Lee is also taken. I found things in great confusion when I arrived there. In a very short time order and confidence were restored. During the night I withdrew everything and everybody to this side of the river, which, in truth, they should never have left. Oct. 26, 1.15 A. M. For the last three hours I have been at Montgomery Blair's, talking with Senators Wade, Trumbull, and Chandler about war matters. They will make a desperate effort to-morrow to have Gen. Scott retired at once
guard, 435, 444; brevetted, 475. In Maryland, 555. Kimball, Gen N., 594, 597. Kimball, Lieut.-Col., 381. King, Gen. R., 81, 95. Kingsbury, Col. H , 83, 131, 132; at Yorktown, 279; Antietam, 607, 609, death 613. Kirby, Capt., 381. Kirkland, Capt. J., 122, 123. Klapka, Gen. G., offers service, 143. Knapp, Capt., 591, 592. Lander, Gen. F. W., 81, 187, 190, death 191 . Langner, Capt., 589. Lansing, Col., 370. Le Compte, Maj. F., 123. Lee, Gen., Fitz-Hugh, 514. 526. Lee, Col., Raymond, at Ball's Bluff, 171, 189, 190; Fair Oaks, 381. Lee, Gen., Robert, in Peninsula, 240, 482; Pope's campaign, 518, 531 ; in Maryland, 556, 557, 573, 624, 643, 660 ; lost order, 573. Leesburg,Va., 170, 171, 181-190, 550. Lee's Mill, Va., 260, 261, 263, 272, 274, 284, 285, 287, 320-323. Le Fort, Capt.-see Chartres. Letterman, Dr., 126, 128. Letters and despatches. Washington, 1861-2 : McClellan's Memorandum, 2d .4ug., 101. To Lincoln, 22d Oct., ‘61, 187 ; 28th Feb., ‘62 19
and Maryland quickly responded to the Southern call to arms, and among its first contribution of soldiers was George H. Steuart, who led a battalion across the Potomac early in 1861. These Marylanders fought at First Bull Run, or Manassas, and Lee's army at Petersburg included Maryland troops under Brigadier-General Steuart. During the war this little border State, politically neutral, sent six separate organizations to the Confederates in Virginia, and mustered thirty-five for the Federalned and silent camps when late October brought the news of dire disaster at Ball's Bluff. Baker, the brave Union leader, the soldier-senator, the hero of Cerro Gordo, the intimate friend of Abraham Lincoln, shot dead, pierced by many a bullet—Raymond Lee and many of his best officers wounded or captured—the Fifteenth and Twentieth Massachusetts tricked, ambushed, and driven in bewilderment into the Potomac, brave and battling to the last, yet utterly overwhelmed. No wonder there was talk of