h General Burnside's plans.
He also remarked that he could have forded the stream with a part of his command at Falmouth several days before had he been allowed to do so; he then rode away.
We were ordered back into camp, and the golden opportunity passed — a blunder for which we were in no way responsible, but for which we were destined to suffer.
We did not receive the order to leave Berlin, six miles below Harper's Ferry, until late on the seventh day after it was issued.
The Official Records show that this order, issued by Captain J. C. Duane, Chief-Engineer of the Army of the Potomac at Rectortown, on the 6th of November, did not reach Major Spaulding, at Berlin, until the afternoon of November 12th. General Halleck's report exonerates the engineers from all blame.--editors. We took up two bridges, each 1100 feet long, loaded and moved them by canal and land transportation to Washington, where we received 500 unbroken mules.
We then fitted up two trains, moved through the