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e disburser of the funds required to pay the expenses it had authorized; they had only to settle the pay, the bounties, and a few trifling expenses; consequently none of them remained with the army; mere birds of passage, they made their appearance at certain stated periods, settled the pay-accounts according to the company-rolls, and disappeared immediately after. We will sum up this sketch by showing, first, what the composition of the headquarters of a general-in-chief, such as that of Scott in Mexico, is, and then the organization and interior administration of the regiment. We will thus be spared the necessity of recurring to these details when we shall have to speak of the volunteer armies which were formed on the same model. All the members of the headquarters were designated as aides-decamp, and were distinguished by the addition to their titles of the three letters A. D. C., although their functions differed. Near the general there was, first of all, the chief of st
h the most fantastic descriptions on the part of a crowd of eye-witnesses whose judgment and vision had been singularly affected by the excitement of the combat so novel to them. It would be impossible to unravel the truth from among so many contradictory assertions if we had not as guides the official reports of both parties, remarkable for their completeness and the manner in which they agree with each other. This labor has been facilitated for us by the works of two American writers, Mr. Swinton, who has written two accounts of the battle of Bull Run with his wonted sagacity, and Mr. Lossing, the prolific draughtsman and scrupulous narrator. Finally, the author himself accompanied McDowell a few months after the battle, when the latter visited for the first time since the action the scene of his defeat; and he thus received on the spot, from the mouth of the principal actors, who recognized, with emotions easy to understand, here the route on which they had at first been victo
us acquainted with, were scattered under the hammer of the auctioneer. This simple book bears most conclusive evidence that all that has been said in Europe about the horrors of slavery, and of its influence upon the morals of the whites, was far below the truth; and if we have not dwelt more at length upon this subject, it is because it seemed useless to us to plead in favor of a cause already triumphant. Note C, page 89. Below is a table, in round numbers, according to the census of 1860, of the population of the principal cities in the slave States. In estimating the forces of the Confederacy, it will be necessary to omit from this list four of the five first-mentioned cities, which were never beyond the Federal authority. They are marked with asterisks: * Baltimore212,000 inhabitants. New Orleans169,000 inhabitants. * St. Louis152,000 inhabitants. * Louisville70,000 inhabitants. * Washington61,000 inhabitants. Charleston51,000 inhabitants. Richmond38,000 inhabita
nts. * Louisville70,000 inhabitants. * Washington61,000 inhabitants. Charleston51,000 inhabitants. Richmond38,000 inhabitants. Mobile29,000 inhabitants. Memphis23,000 inhabitants. Savannah22,000 inhabitants. Wilmington21,000 inhabitants. Petersburg18,000 inhabitants. Nashville17,000 inhabitants. Note D, page 105. These details, with many others relative to the Confederate army, are taken from a book entitled Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army, by W. G. Stevenson, published in 1863. It describes most vividly the situation of the South at the commencement of the war. The author relates, with a degree of simplicity which saves him from all suspicion of exaggeration, his forced enlistment in the Confederate army, the positions he filled, willingly or unwillingly, in the infantry, the administrative departments, the cavalry, the hospitals, and finally the adventures through which he escaped from those who compelled him to fight against relatives and friends. Notwithstand
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