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I think, to Spottsylvania. He was accompanied by a Mr. [William] Swinton, whom he presented as a literary gentleman who wished to accompanyry of the war when it was over. He assured me and I have no doubt Swinton gave him the assurance — that he was not present as a correspondent of the press. I expressed an entire willingness to have him (Swinton) accompany the army, and would have allowed him to do so as a corresp be privileged spies of the enemy within our lines. Probably Mr. Swinton expected to be an invited guest at my headquarters, and was disarcible than polite, what he was doing there. The man proved to be Swinton, the historian, and his replies to the question were evasive and us warned against further eaves-dropping. The next I heard of Mr. Swinton was at Cold Harbor. General Meade came to my headquarters saying that General Burnside had arrested Swinton, who at some previous time had given great offence, and had ordered him to be shot that afternoon