plan for a battle with the enemy south of the Potomac for the capture of Baltimore and Washington, and the liberation of Maryland.
I inquired for your long-expected report, and it has been today submitted to my inspection.
It appears, by officialne, General Garnett was to form an immediate junction with General Johnston, who was forthwith to cross the Potomac into Maryland with his whole force, arouse the people as he advanced to the recovery of their political rights, and the defense of theomplete rout—a perfect Waterloo; and that, when the enemy took to flight, we would pursue, cross the Potomac, and arouse Maryland. . . .
During the 20th General Johnston arrived at Manassas Junction by the railroad, and that day we received the or each, and that would have furnished enough for the brigade, if the Seventh Louisiana had none.
In 1862 we carried into Maryland only enough wagons to convey ammunition, medical supplies, and cooking-utensils, and we started from the battle-field of