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alion of his brigade with him. Edward's Ferry, Oct. 21, 1851, 9.30 P. M. To Gen. McClellan: I am occupied in preventing further disaster, and try to get into a position to redeem. We have lost some of our best commanders — Baker dead, Coggswell a prisoner or secreted. The wounded are being carefully and rapidly removed, and Gorman's wing is being cautiously withdrawn. Any advance from Dranesville must be made cautiously. All was reported going well up to Baker's death, but in the cweight of his attack being on our centre and left. At about four our artillery was silenced, and Col. Devens was ordered to send two of his companies to support the left of our line; shortly after he learned that Col. Baker had been killed. Col. Coggswell then assumed command, and, after a vain attempt to cut his way through to Edward's Ferry, was obliged to give the order to retreat to the river-bank and direct the men to save themselves as best they could. I have gone thus much into detai
89 ; erroneous statement, 533 ; report of cabinet meeting, 544. Cheat Mountain, Va., 63. Chickahominy river, Va., 123, 241, 337, 340-343, 346-351, 354, 355, 358, 362-368, 376-379, 382, 385-390, 393-399, 402-401, 410-429, 443, 448, 468, 469, 505-508, 540, 551. Christian, Col., 581. Clark, Capt., 578, 605. Clarke, Gen. H. F., 83, 114, 130, 131. Cluseret, Gen., offers services, 143. Coast expedition, plans, 205, 206. Cockletown, Va., 260. Coggins's Point, Va., 491, 493. Coggswell, Col., 171, 185, 190. Colburn, Col. A. V., at Washington, 90, 123; Yorktown, 308, 311, 315 ; Pope's campaign, 537. Cold Harbor-see Gaines's Mill. Colston, Gen., 324. Comstock, Lieut. C. R., 124. Confederacy, proclaimed, 38; prepared 39. Congress, Federal, thanks McClellan, 82 ; resolution on war, 149. Conrad, Capt. F. A., 431. Constitution, power of amending, 32; violations, 33. Cooke, Gen., P. St. G.. 321, 417. Cooke, Capt., 577, 578, 605. Cooper, Capt., 430, 431. Corps