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eech is just sighting; the crew are at attention, ready to perform their tasks. In a companion photograph, taken at the same time (pages 126 and 127 of Volume II), they can be seen waiting to load the piece in the foreground. The regular troops brought into Washington for its defense at the outbreak of the war included two batteries of field-artillery of exceptional drill and discipline. The presence of these guns and men helped materially to allay the feeling of apprehension, and General Scott, in command of the United States army at the time, was able to assure the inhabitants that he could hold Washington against several times the number that the Confederates could then bring against him, as he knew from experience that the troops which had been hastily enlisted for the Southern cause were still in a very unprepared state. Most of the organizations participating in the first battle of the war were untried and undisciplined. A few regular companies and batteries made a le
ation took place early in 1861 between General Winfield Scott and Colonel Charles P. Stone, inspectogeneral of the District of Columbia: General Scott: Gosport navy-yard has been burned. Colonel Stone: Yes, General. General Scott: Harper's Ferry bridge has been burned. Yes, General. General Scott: The bridge at Point of Rocks was burned some days since. Yes, General. GenGeneral Scott: The bridges over Gunpowder Creek, beyond Baltimore, have been burned. Yes, General. General Scott: They are closing their coils around us, sir. Yes, General. General Scott: NGeneral Scott: Now, how long can we hold out here? Ten days, General, and within that time the North will come down to us. General Scott: How will they come? The route through Baltimore is cut off. They in a big — gun drill: scene 3. Later, General Scott asked, Where are your centers? and receivl. After considering the plan outlined General Scott thus replied to Colonel Stone: Your [1 more...]