A Confederate Letter
The following discloses how perfectly the Confederate government
understood the travelled route through the lines. It was by way of their
signal station on the Potomac, that was their official channel. I was
determined to break it up.
Westmorland and Northumberland counties, Virginia, are the south shore
of the Potomac river. Mosby, or at least part of his command, covered
The bearer, Mr. White, is confided in as trustworthy. He
Mr. W. is engaged in procuring stores for the Government,
Very respy. your obdt. servt.,
J. GORGAS, Col.
To Capt. Barker,
In charge Signal Corps.
J. A. Campbell,
A. Sec. War.
furnish Mr. White any assistance in their power, in crossing
WM. M. BARKER,
Capt. in ch. Signal Corps.