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ason that they were the first in considerable numbers taken during the war, and that the course I pursued ought to have been reciprocated by the secessionists. Their treatment of our officers and men captured so soon afterwards at Bull Run is, therefore, without excuse. Whatever hardships prisoners afterwards suffered on either side, the blame of the initiation of ill-treatment must fall on the rebels and not on us. The successor of Gen. Garnett, Gen. Jackson (formerly U. S. Minister at Vienna), sent a flag of truce to thank me for the kindness I had extended to their wounded and unwounded officers and men. On subsequent occasions I received proofs of their appreciation of my course. Application was also made to me, under a flag, for the body of Gen. Garnett, which I agreed to deliver up; but before my orders in the case could reach Grafton the corpse had been taken East by the father of his late wife. The successes just achieved in West Virginia by the troops under my command
of the greatest geese in the cabinet I have ever seen — enough to tax the patience of Job. . . . Oct. (11?)-. . .I rode all over our new positions yesterday to make some little changes and correct errors, as well as to learn the ground more thoroughly myself. It rained most of the day, which did not add to the pleasure of the trip. Secesh keeps quiet, wonderfully so. I presume he wants to draw me on to Manassas to repeat the Bull Run operation; but I shan't go until ready. I may occupy Vienna in a few days, especially if he does not show himself in force; but I am very well contented with our present positions, as places where we can drill and discipline the troops to great advantage. We have the men now in a fine open country, high and healthy, good clean fresh and green camp-grounds, and the morale of an advance, Oct. 14. What do you think I received as a present yesterday? Some poor woman away up in the middle of New York sent me half a dozen pair of woollen socks — I
Langley, on the Virginia side of the Potomac. This addition to the forces already there enabled me to push reconnoissances more actively; and as it was particularly desirable to obtain accurate information in regard to the topography of the country in front of our right, Gen. McCall was ordered to move on the 19th as far as Dranesville to cover the work of the topographical engineers directed to prepare maps of that region. On the 20th Gen. Smith pushed out strong parties to Freedom Hill, Vienna, Flint Hill, Peacock Hill, etc., with a similar object. From his destination Gen. McCall sent the following despatch: Dranesville, Oct. 19, 1861, 6.30 P. M. To Gen. McClellan: I arrived here this morning. All is quiet. No enemy seen. Country for one mile beyond Difficult creek broken and woody. Bad country to manoeuvre. Nothing but skirmishing could be done by infantry. Artillery could not leave the road. One mile beyond Difficult creek the country becomes open; some prett
point with its works, and to push cavalry scouts to Vienna via Freedom Hill and Hunter's Lane. Cox has (2) twr pressing order of last night. What have you from Vienna and Dranesville? To which the following is a reply that the enemy, in strong force, was moving through Vienna in the direction of the Chain bridge, and had a large force in Vienna. This report, in connection with the despatch of the general-in-chief on the 28th, before until it could be determined, by Reconnoissances to Vienna and towards Manassas, whether these reports were trd his small cavalry force from Upton's Hill towards Vienna and Dranesville in one direction, and towards Fairfosition of the enemy. With the enemy in force at Vienna and towards Lewinsville, it would have been very in under the circumstances, until we knew what was at Vienna. Gen. Franklin remained here until about one P. that his cavalry have been to Fairfax Court-House, Vienna, Freedom Hill, and Lewinsville, and found all quiet
nutes--a regiment of cavalry appeared, marching by twos, and sandwiched in the midst were Pope and McDowell with their staff officers. I never saw a more helpless-looking headquarters. About this time rather heavy artillery-firing was heard in the distance. When these generals rode up to me and the ordinary salutations had passed, I inquired what that artillery-firing was. Pope replied that it was no doubt that of the enemy against Sumner, who formed the rear-guard and was to march by the Vienna and Langley road. He also intimated that Sumner was probably in a dilemma. He could give me no information of any importance in relation to the whereabouts of the different corps, except in a most indefinite way; had evidently not troubled his head in the slightest about the movements of his army in retreat, and had coolly preceded the troops, leaving them to get out of the scrape as best they could. He and McDowell both asked my permission to go on to Washington, to which I assented, rem
, 83, 126, 127. Trowbridge, Lieut, C. F. 133. Tucker, Assist. Sec. J., 129, 163, 237, 275. Tunstall's, Va., 358, 360, 390, 394. Turner, Gen., 575. Turner's Pass — see South Mountain. Twiggs, Gen D. E., 39. Tyler, Gen. E. B., 513, 517. Tyler, Col. D., 434, 439, 512, 513, 520. Urbana, Va., 227, 229, 235, 236, 268. Upton's Hill, Va., 73, 92, 95, 513-515, 521, 531, 536, 547, 568. Van Alen, Gen., 341. Van Reed, Capt., 602. Van Vliet, Gen. S., 83, 114, 128, 129, 303. Vienna, Va., 514, 515, 517, 521. Vincent, Lieut., 597. Van Hammerstein, Maj. H., 123, 311. Von Kleizer, Capt., 589. Von Radowitz, Lieut.-Col. P., 123, Wadsworth, Gen. J. S., 226, 241, 540-542. Wagner, Lieut. O. G., 125, 311. Wagner, Col., 45, 517. Walker, Gen. W. H. T., 573. Ward, Col. J. H., 383. Warren, Col. G. K., at Hanover C. H., 370, 373 ; Malvern, 433 ; Antietam, 601. Warrenton, Va., 240, 509-511, 529. Warwick C. H., Va., 254, 259, 260, Warwick river, Va., 261-266, 272, 27