llanimous to retire now.
But every preparation had been made to abandon it. The archives had been sent to Columbia, S. C., and to Lynchburg.
The tracks over the bridges had been covered with plank, to facilitate the passage of artillery.
Mr. Randolph had told his page, and cousin, you must go with my wife into the country, for tomorrow the enemy will be here.
Trunks were packed in readiness — for what?
Not one would have been taken on the cars!
The Secretary of the Treasury had a speciance of keeping his purposes concealed from the enemy.
Surely none of his subordinates divulged the secret, for none but generals of division knew it. It must have been found out and proclaimed by some one in the tobacco interest.
It is true, Mr. Randolph told Mr. Jacques a great battle would begin at 8 A. M., to-day; but he would not propagate such news as that!
But the battle did not occur at the time specified.
Gen. Huger's division was not at the allotted place of attack at the time fi