digging; they want to fight, not to build.
As long as I have such a brigade in. command, I can safely defy all that old Stone can do. In fact, if I had but two or three more regiments, I would cross over and whip the rascals out of Maryland.
Asnt, and he did so on secession soil, and at rebel expense, etc. Knowing that General Baker was acting in conjunction with Stone, at Poolesville, there could be little reason to doubt after this from what quarter the blow was likely to fall upon us, cClellan, and was to return before sunrise.
But, said he, if they think I'm going to travel thirty miles again to-night, Stone is much mistaken.
I shall just go out of town, and put up at P--‘s for the night; what say you, Smidt?
said he to anothg them, I rode up to the house, and inquired if Captain Smidt was there; I had been told he was, and had been sent by General Stone to call him immediately.
Smidt soon made his appearance, cursing and swearing in every dialect of Dutch and English.