e — on wagons, at the rate of ten to a battalion.
But for the absence of women, we might have been taken for an armed emigration rather than for soldiers on the march.
On May 16, we reached White House, a fine building, once the property of Washington, and now of his descendants, the Lee family.
The head of this family, General Lee, was one of the chief officers of the Confederate Army; one of his nephews was in the Federal ranks.
General McClellan, always careful to insist upon respect fos of the fate of the regiment at Front Royal, burnt their tents and destroyed a quantity of arms.
The contagion of panic spread to Catlett's Station, where was General Duryea with four regiments.
He hastened to Centreville, and telegraphed to Washington for help.
The rumors were swelled and magnified on their way to the capital: the authorities there were thrown into a most unnecessary fright, and telegraphic despatches, pale with the hue of fear, were sent on the wings of lightning all over