|Brig. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton|
|Brig. Gen. Rufus Ingalls|
"Your dispatch is received. Ask the General (don't know who this is) how much of a bribe he can stand to get Mosby's services. There is a chance for him, and just now he could do valuable service in the way of information as well as humbugging the enemy.
There is no news. The Rebs are like that boy the Present tells about, who stumped his toe, and was too big to cry."
Gen. Ingalls replied,
"I think your scheme can succeed in regard to Mosby, do not hesitate as to the matter of money. Use your own judgement, and do precisely what you think best for the public good."
Nothing in the Official Records that I can find follows this up. I don't know what they were talking about, what happened and who was this "General" in which Pleasonton speaks. Very intriguing....
|Col. John Mosby, "The Gray Ghost"|
Anyone have any ideas about this? I'd love to know more.