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Text for Page 219 [05-07-1862]

	Items: Cold-shouldered out of
offices and retorted; but the Mc Clellanites were
in the majority.    By the way there was a very
prevalent rumor that Gen. Sumner had been
arrested, for his inertness at Williamsburg:
as events proved, altogether unfounded.x  Major
Egan of the Mozart regiment had been arrest-
ed, as well as Heine; I don�t know on what
charge; but he was sent to Fortress Monroe.
Riley, an enemy of his, had alluded to it.  (Sub-
sequently Riley was dismissed the service, and
Egan got command of the regiment.)      Supper
at mess, in the open air, amid the tents.         Then
parting with Waud and Hall, both of whom
accepted Welles� invitation to remain with him
all night, I rode back to Williamsburg,
through the mud and darkness, having to
return twice, first for my havresac, then for
the countersign � which, however, wasn�t re-
quired of me a second time.        To Heintzel-
man�s; my attic and bed.           Wilkeson ex-
plains how Heintzelman had conveyed to him
through his henchman, Moses, that he, the General
didn�t want to have anybody about headquarters
but his staff, hinting, indeed, dissatisfaction at
our presence.  Moses had added, too, in a friendly
manner, a suggestion that perhaps Wilkeson, him-
self had better seek other quarters, which the
editor chose to ignore, on the strength of a positive
  x He sent him back to Yorktown in disgrace.  Se Kearny�s letter, 185.               
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