War of the Rebellion: Serial 017 Page 0893 Chapter XXIV. CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

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Question. Were you acquainted with the accused when you saw him on the 28th of August, and did you know what his serviced had been in the army during this rebellion?

Answer. Nothing more than I had heard Colonel Marshall at our headquarters speak of him; and also other officers at our headquarters.

Question. Favorably or otherwise?

Answer. Favorably.

Question. Have you had any interview with the accused since the 28th of August?

Answer. I do not remember of having had any interview with him. I have met him occasionally, and spoken to him, not to amount to anything, or to make any impression on my mind. i do not think I have exchanged a half a dozen words with him.

Question. Have you had any correspondence with him since the 28th of August?

Answer. No, sir; not that I remember.

Question. When you have seen him since, and when, as you say, you have spoken to him occasionally, did you exchange the usual civilities between officers and gentlemen?

Answer. I believe I have. I may have omitted it from absent-mindedness. I believe I have always exchanged them.

Question. If you did it, when you did it were you then under the impression that the accused had been a traitor in the Pope campaign?

Answer. Yes, sir; and I have not changed that impression.

Question. Was it your sole purpose in visiting him on the 28th to inform him in regard to the ammunition for his corps?

Answer. I have not said that that was my purpose.

Question. I ask you, was it?

Answer. No, sir. My purpose was what I have stated in my evidence, to inquire the road which General Pope had taken. I may also have intended to have asked him in regard to the ammunition. That may have been one inducement. But my main purpose, the immediate reason for riding over to see him, was to ask if he could tell me in what direction General Pope had gone, and ho I could get to his headquarters. And I am confident I am correct in this impression, because I remember of inquiring in the corps, riding up to a house which I supposed would prove to be the headquarters of some one, but I got no satisfaction there.

Question. Did you make the inquiry of General Porter, and, if you did, [did] he give you the direction?

Answer. Yes, sir; and he told me what road.

Question. Do you know in what manner an officer in command of a corps makes a requisition for ammunition, and of whom he makes it, when he stands in need of it?

Answer. I know the in this instance there was a memorandum handed to me of the amount General Porter wanted.

Question. The question is, whether you know what is the practice generally.

Answer. I do not know how a commander of a corps would make such a requisition, for I have never served as aide to a commander of corps. I know, having had command of a regiment, how requisitions are made for ammunition. In this instance there was no regular requisition put in-merely a memorandum handed us. There were persons with the train. A Captain Scheffler was sent by General Banks with the were persons with the train, to assist in the distribution of the ammunition, and to have charge of it. And Lieutenant Shunk, an ordnance officer from our headquarters, was also present. My