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An anecdote.

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. General Stuart remarked that this species of warfare was practised by our troops in Mexico. General Milroy asked him where he obtained his information.

General Stuart--“I road of it.”

General Milroy--“You are mistaken, sir! 'Twas not done, sir! I was in Mexico myself.”

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 that evening. The conference ended by General Milroy remarking: “You may sup there, sir; but I will sit at the head of the table.”

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