y a quartermaster's wagon, and soon arrived at Centreville.
The outposts and guards at the latter place were extremely vigilant — annoyingly so, I thought; and for the slightest irregularity in our passes and papers, would have sent us back to Leesburgh.
Fortifications of immense strength and extent arose on every hand, and were all well mounted.
Though I could not comprehend the half of what fell under my notice, I felt strongly impressed that no army in the world could capture the place bytify a place, there is no man on the continent that could do it better.
He commanded the small Confederate force that defeated Butler in the engagement at Little Bethel, and was ably assisted by Colonel D. H. Hill, now a General, commanding at Leesburgh.
When the war commenced, Magruder was registered on the U. S. army roll, Captain company I, first artillery.
I saw dozens of other generals, since known to fame, and conversed with many, but defer speaking of them until their names occur as p