ickets, and followed that to the Aqueduct Bridge, thence home by W. F. Smith's camp; got home at ten P. M.
. . . I am e up with a message to the effect that the enemy were in force near Smith (W. F.) I rode rapidly home, changed my horse, and rode out to SmitSmith's camp.
I determined at once to throw Smith across the river, and went over with his brigade myself till I saw him in position, and then cSmith across the river, and went over with his brigade myself till I saw him in position, and then came back at 1.30 pretty well tired out.
Rode along pickets from Corcoran to Chain Bridge.
Found everything in good conditiont think I will ride out to-day.
How did you learn that Buckner and Smith have joined the rebel army?
I can hardly believe it. You have no i 30?)
A most unhappy thing occurred last night among some of W. F. Smith's raw regiments.
They three times mistook each other for the enlled.
It is dangerous to make night — marches on that account; but Smith's march was delayed by causes I could not foresee, and it was neces
63 ; Antietam, 598, 600, 601.
Slough, Gen. J. P., 540, 541.
Smith, Gen. C. F., 216, 217.
Smith, Gen. G. W., 169, 178 ; at Yorktown, 319, 324 ; West Point (Va.), 334, 337 ; Williamsburg, 353; Fair Oaks, 378, 400, 402 ; Virginia, 660.
Smith, Gen. W. F., at Washington, 1861, 79, go, 92, 95, 96 ; Dranesville, 180.
In Peninsula, 256, 306 ; Yorktown, 260, 284, 285, 298-301, 303, 311, 312; Williamsburg, 320, 322, 324. 326 331, 332 ; in pursuit, 341, 352-354; Gaines's Mill, 420, 421 ; Savage's Station, 427; Malvern, 434 ; Berkley, 441.
In Pope's campaign, 511.
At Crampton's Gap, 593 ; Antietam, 593, 599.
Smith, Capt. (navy), 288.
South, people of, on State rights and secession, 31, defence of 31; responsible for war, 37 ; habits as an aid, 40.
South Mountain, Md., battle of, 572-583, 606, 608.
Staff, difficulty in obtaining, 45 ; remarks on, 120 ; list of, 113-135.
Stahl, Gen. J., 81, 139, 143.
Stanton, Sec., letter on Washington, 67 ; warns McClellan against Hallec