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III. June, 1861 Troops pour into Richmond. beginning of hostilities. Gen. Lee made a full general. Major Gen. Polk. a battle expected at Manassas. June 1 In the absence of the Secretary, I arranged the furniture as well as I could, and took possession of the five offices I had selected. But no business, of c
on myself to be cicerone to the stranger.
He was very grateful,--for a long time.
Col. B. had graduated at West Point in the same class with the President and Bishop Polk, and subsequently, after following various pursuits, being once, I believe, a preacher, became settled as a teacher of mathematics at the University of Virginia who has been whispering with Col. Bledsoe several times during the last week, attracted my attention to-day.
And when he retired, Colonel B. informed me it was Bishop Polk, a classmate of his and the President's at West Point.
He had just been appointed a major-general, and assigned to duty in the West, where he would rank Gen. P