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speak of the highly meritorious deportment and valuable services of the sappers and miners attached to the expedition. Strenuous as were their exertions, their number proved to be too few, in comparison with our need of such aid. Had their number been fourfold greater, there is no doubt the labors of the army would have been materially lessened and the result expedited. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Jos. G. Totten, Colonel and Chief Engineers. Major-General W. Scott, Commanding the Army of the United States, Mexico, The city of Vera Cruz and Castle of San Juan d'ulloa were surrendered to the American forces on the 29th day of March, 1847, the articles of capitulation having been signed two days before. On the 8th of April, the army, with the exception of a regiment of infantry left behind to serve as a garrison, began its march into the interior, numbering in all about eight thousand five hundred men. They were soon made to feel that their
Western Virginia, but Southern Ohio also, might soon be invaded by them. A small body of Virginia militia had actually advanced, and were encamped at Grafton, on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. On the 24th of May, the Secretary of War and General Scott telegraphed to General McClellan, informing him of this camp, and asking him whether its influence could not be counteracted. General McClellan replied in the affirmative. This was the sole order which he received from Washington regarding t Mountain Pass (and with it any other road south of it) were cut off, this north road was the only retreat open to General Garnett. General McClellan's plans are best described in his own language. On the 23d of June he wrote a letter to General Scott. I stated, says he, that it was now certain that the enemy had a force of some kind near Huttonsville, with a strong advanced party intrenched near Laurel Mountain, between Philippi and Beverly, and that their chief object seemed to me to be
ke must be laid down. On the 31st day of October, 1861, Lieutenant-General Scott addressed a letter to the Secretary of War, in which he reive service. The letter was laid before a Cabinet meeting, and General Scott was placed on the retired list of the army, with the full pay answered in appropriate terms. In the official order announcing General Scott's retirement, the President of the United States said, in languhe American people will hear with sadness and deep emotion that General Scott has withdrawn from the active control of the army, while the Pren assailed by parricidal rebellion. Upon the retirement of General Scott, General McClellan, by a general order dated November 1, was dig to the cause of truth and honor. Such has been the career of Winfield Scott, whom it has long been the delight of the nation to honor as a ssing no more than the exact truth:-- With the retirement of General Scott came the executive duty of appointing in his stead a general-in
G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army, Appendix. Oration at West Point. (search)
In long-distant ages, when this incipient monument has become venerable, moss-clad, and perhaps ruinous, when the names inscribed upon it shall seem, to those who pause to read them, indistinct mementos of an almost mythical past, the name of Winfield Scott will still be clear-cut upon the memory of them all, like the still fresh carving upon the monuments of long-for-gotten Pharaohs. But it is time to approach the present. In the war which now shakes the land to its foundation, the regulat Wagner and cross. Beneath remote battle-fields rest the corpses of the heroic McRea, Reed, Bascom, Stone, sweet, and many other company officers. Besides these were hosts of veteran sergeants, corporals, and privates, who had fought under Scott in Mexico, or contended in many combats with the savages of the far West and Florida, and, mingled with them, young soldiers who, courageous, steady, and true, met death unflinchingly, without the hope of personal glory. These men, in their more