nt says I must write a report of the whole campaign, says the General, in the discontented voice of a schoolboy who has been set a long exercise.
I can't write a report of the whole campaign.
I don't remember anything about some of it. I'm all mixed up about the Tolopotomoy and the Pamunkey and the what-do-you-call-‘em Creek.
Hence it came that I was requested to give him some extracts from my valuable archives, and I since have written a lot of notes for him, extending from May 4th to August 28th.
He is very quick with his pen, is the General, and possesses a remarkable power of compressing a narrative and still making it clear and telling.
November 6, 1864
I was remarking in my last, a week ago to-day, that General Meade spoke of being obliged to write his report.
Yes! as you say, it is a pity he can't have some signal success.
The Shaws need not be against him on the negros-oldier question, for if he has a bias, it is towards and not against them, and indeed it would go t