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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. (search)
erewith a copy. Yours, very sincerely, H. B. Mcclellan. Lewinsville, September 11th, 1861. My Dear Beauty,--I am sorry that circumstances are such that I can't have the pleasure of seeing you, although so near you. Griffin says he would like to have you dine with him at Willard's at 5 o'clock on Saturday next. Keep your Black horse off me if you please. Yours, &c., (Signed,) Orlando M. Poe., Lt. U. S. Top'l Eng'r. J. E. B. Stuart, Esq., Commanding cavalry near Fall's Church. In care of whoever finds this. Please answer both the note and Griffin's invitation. Upon the back of this sheet is the following in Stuart's own hand-writing: I have the honor to report that circumstances were such that they could have seen me if they had stopped to look behind, and I answered both at the canon's mouth. Judging from his speed, Griffin surely left for Washington to hurry up the dinner. (Signed), J. E. B. Stuart. We print the following letter in
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The advance on Washington in 1864. (search)
t 3,900 effectives (First and Second District of Columbia volunteers, Veteran Reserves, and detachments), under Generals Wisewell and Hough, doing duty as guards, &c., &c., and about 4,400 (six regiments) of Veteran Reserves. At the artillery camp of instruction (Camp Barry) were five field batteries (627 men). A brigade of cavalry consisting of the Second Massachusetts, Thirteenth and Sixteenth New York regiments, numbering a little over 800 effectives, was posted in the neighborhood of Falls Church and Annandale, and commanded by the lamented Colonel C. R. Lowell (subsequently killed at Cedar Creek) who handled it with great ability, resisting to the utmost Early's progress from Rockville and never hesitating to attack when it was desired to develop the enemy's forces. (Page 107.) He adds in a note on same page: Besides the cavalry brigade of Colonel Lowell, there was a nominal cavalry division of dismounted men, awaiting equipment and organization, at Camp Stoneman, under Colonel