vessels— the Eugenia, a beautiful ship, the Stag, and several others were added, all devoted to carrying ordnance supplies, and finally general suplies.
To supervise shipments at Bermuda, to which point they were brought by neutrals, either by steam or sail, Major Norman Walker was sent there by Mr. Secretary Randolph about midsummer, 1862.
Later, an army officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Smith Stansbury, was detached to take charge of the stores accumulated there.
Depots were likewise made at Nassau and Havana.
Thus much of the foreign organization.
But the organization of the business outside of our own soil was much the simplest part of the service.
The home administration involved a variety of work so foreign to my other duties that I soon looked about for the proper person to discharge them in the most effective manner by exclusive devotion to them; and I had Lieutenant-Colonel Bayne detailed to my office for this duty.
He had been wounded at Shiloh, and on his recovery joined