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eir consciences, cannot vote to separate Virginia from the United States? --the answer is simple and plain: Honor and duty alike require that they should not vote on the question; if they retain such opinions, they must leave the State. None can doubt or question the truth of what I have written; and none can vote against the Ordinance of Secession, who do not thereby (whether ignorantly or otherwise) vote to place himself and his State in the position I have indicated. J. M. Mason. Winchester, Va., May 16, 1861. Under the influence of such inculcations, backed by corresponding action, the more conspicuous Unionists being hunted out, and the greater number silenced and paralyzed, the election was a perfect farce, The Louisville Journal of June 1st, said: The vote of Virginia last week on the question of Secession was a perfect mockery. The State was full of troops from other States of the Confederacy; while all the Virginia Secessionists, banded in military companies,
nine miles from Johnston's fortified camp at Winchester-Sanford's division moving on the left or easquan creek, within five miles of the camp at Winchester, on the side-roads I was upon, which would e going to move on, and twenty-two miles from Winchester. This was after I had given my orders for t another place, to occupy all the roads from Winchester to the neighborhood of Charlestown, and all arlestown, and thence make his approaches to Winchester; that it would be better to do that than to move directly to Winchester from Martinsburg; and Gen. Scott wrote back to say that, if he found thaterson had already commenced his movement on Winchester direct from Martinsburg, and had got as far they were going to attack Johnston's camp at Winchester. Although I had suggested to Gen. Pattersonthem. They were then about eight miles from Winchester, and must have got there in the course of a Gen. Johnston, who had joined Beauregard, at Winchester on the 20th, was the ranking officer, and en[8 more...]
e had telegraphed to Scott that Johnston had actually departed on that errand. Gen. Scott, in commenting on Gen. Patterson's testimony in a deliberately written statement, made to the Committee on the Conduct of the War, says: As connected with this subject, I hope I may be permitted to notice the charge made against me, on the floor of Congress, that I did not stop Brig. Gen. McDowell's movement upon Manassas Junction after I had been informed of the reenforcement sent thither from Winchester, though urged to do so by one or more members of the Cabinet. Now, it was, at the reception of that news, too late to call off the troops from the attack; and, beside, though opposed to the movement at first, we had all become animated and sanguine of success; and it is not true that I was urged by anybody in authority to stop the attack; which was commenced as early, I think, as the 18th of July. Though Gen. Scott remained nominally in chief command until the last day of October, he was