d the world-renowned cavalry chief of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia-he set out on a special train, and sent a telegraphic despatch to the U. S. Marines, in advance of him, directing them what to do. Other troops — the militia from Virginia and Maryland-had promptly reached the scene, and when Col. Lee arrived during the night, were awaiting his orders to act. He immediately placed his command within the armory grounds, so as to completely surround the fire-engine house where the insurgents hadcks with the spears; they not being sufficiently familiar with other arms.
I had plenty of ammunition and provisions, and had a good right to expect the aid of from two to five thousand men, at any time I wanted them.
Help was promised me from Maryland, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Canada.
The blow was struck a little too soon.
The passing of the train on Sunday night did the work for us; that killed us. I only regret that I have failed in my designs; but I have no apolo