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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
. They discussed the great topic of the day-viz, the recapture of Winchester by General Ewell, the news of which had just arrived, and they both expressed their regret that General Milroy should have escaped. It appears that this Yankee commander, for his alleged crimes, had been put hors de la loi by the Confederates in the same manner as General Butler. said to me, We hope he may not be taken alive; but if he is, we will not shrink from the responsibility of putting him to death. 18th June, 1863 (Thursday). At 10 A. M., I called by appointment on Mr. Sedden, the Secretary at War. His anteroom was crowded with applicants for an interview, and I had no slight difficulty in getting in. Mr. Sedden is a cadaverous but clever-looking man; he received me with great kindness, and immediately furnished me with letters of introduction for Generals Lee and Longstreet. My friend Major Norris then took me to the President's office and introduced me to the aids-de-camp of the Presid