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aps, the most responsible bureau of the War Department was a mystery to people everywhere. Suddenly the news from Rich Mountain came. It fell like a thunderbolt from the summer sky, that the people deluded themselves was to sail over them with el had made them almost wild with joy and caused an excessive elation that could ill bear a shock. The misfortune at Rich Mountain threw a corresponding gloom over the whole face of affairs; and, as the success at Bethel had been overrated from the so far away that the loudest shouts of victory there could echo but dimly in the ears at Richmond, already dulled by Rich Mountain. Still, it checked the blue mood of the public to some extent; and the Government saw in it much more encouragement r had been set afloat; and the monotony was only broken by a group of officers about the Spotswood discussing Bethel, Rich Mountain and the chances of the next fight. One of them, with three stars on his collar, had just declared his conviction:
is late book, completely exonerates General Floyd from this charge; and the committee to whom it was referred reported that of 10, 151 rifles distributed by him in 1860, the Southern and South-Western states received only 2,849! Followed by the hate of one government to receive the coldness of the other, John B. Floyd still strove with all his strength for the cause he loved. After life's fitful fever he sleeps well in his dear Virginia soil; and whatever his faults-whatever his errors --no honest man, North or South, but must rejoice that his enemies even acquitted him of this one. Then the results elsewhere had not been very encouraging when compared with the eastern campaign; though Sterling Price had managed to more than hold his own against all obstacles, and Jeff Thompson had been doing great things with little means in south-western Missouri. Still, since Rich Mountain, no serious disaster had befallen Confederate arms, and the people were fain to be satisfied.