lately sent the following note, by a flag of truce, to Col. Stuart
, of the Confederate cavalry, at Fairfax Court-House:
War Department,July 30, 1861. To Whom it may Concern:
The bearers, Messrs. Gorman
, of Baltimore
, visit Richmond
for the single purpose of obtaining the remains of the late Colonel Cameron
All United States troops will show them the utmost courtesy and protection, going and returning.
Secretary of War
returned the communication with the following endorsement:
Headquarters, Fairfax C. H.,
August 02, 1861.
The within communication has been sent me, but being addressed ‘"to whom it may concern,
"’ is returned, for the reason that its object does not concern
me, nor any one else that I am aware of in the Confederate States of America
. J. E. B. Stuart
1st Cavalry, Commanding.
The gentlemen were also informed that Gen. Johnston
, when properly addressed on the subject, would give any aid in his power for the recovery of Col.