The rebel General Stuart
and General Milroy
had a conversation, in which General Milroy
censured the system of guerrilla warfare practised by the rebels at that time, in the most severe terms.
remarked that this species of warfare was practised by our troops in Mexico
asked him where he obtained his information.
--“I road of it.”
--“You are mistaken, sir!
'Twas not done, sir!
I was in Mexico
In the course of conversation, General Stuart
feigned impatience at the time consumed in burying the dead, and said he was in a hurry, as he intended to sup in Culpeper
The conference ended by General Milroy
remarking: “You may sup there, sir; but I will sit at the head of the table