at a large number of them were encamped near Washington, that they had, so far, struck no blow for i day in August, shortly after his arrival at Washington, he, General Blair, and myself were togetherof a great number of people then gathered in Washington.
But the fall wore away, and no movement ofhe great army collected in front and rear of Washington was made.
About the 1st of November, theore than one hundred thousand soldiers about Washington.
Although these men were generally raw trooexcept a force sufficient for the defense of Washington to the vicinity of a place named Urbana, on fe as if it were hundreds of miles away from Washington, as many of its members devoutly wished it w I could safely leave my command.
I went to Washington, and arrived at the White House at eight o'ceaving force enough to prevent any danger to Washington.
The Assistant Secretary of War thought had not left the number of troops to defend Washington that the President required — in other words