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n your State. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War.
This alarm at Washington, and the call for more troops for its defense, produced a most indescribable panic in the cities of the Northern states on Sunday the 25th, and two or three days afterward.
The governor of New York on Sunday night telegraphed to Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and other cities, as follows:
Orders from Washington render it necessary to send to that city all the available militia force.
What can you do? E. D. Morgan.
Governor Curtin of Pennsylvania issued the following order:
（General order, no. 23.) headquarters of Pennsylvania militia, Harrisburg, May 26, 1862.
On pressing requisition of the President of the United States in the present emergency, it is ordered that the several major-generals, brigadier-generals, and colonels of regiments throughout the Commonwealth muster without delay all military organizations within their respective divisions or under their control, together wit
d-to-hand, and many fell from bayonet-wounds.
Even the artillerymen used their rammers in a way not laid down in the manual, and died at their guns.
I called for Hayes, but he, the promptest of men, and his splendid regiment could not be found.
Something unexpected had occurred, but there was no time for speculation.
With a dess battery, and the captured guns were effectively used against him—that dashing old soldier, Ewell, serving as a gunner.
Mention was made of the inability to find Hayes when his regiment was wanted.
It is due to that true patriot, who has been gathered to his fathers, to add Taylor's explanation: Ere long my lost Seventh Regiments in rear of the column when we left Jackson to gain the path in the woods, and, before it filed out of the road, his thin line was so pressed that Jackson ordered Hayes to stop the enemy's rush.
This was done, for the Seventh would have stopped a herd of elephants—but at a fearful cost.
The retreat of the enemy, though it was