Camp Jones. — . . . Spent the evening with General Cox. He gave me some curious items about the last campaign from the diary of an officer of the Rebel army.
We hear General Pope is to command the Army of Virginia and that Fremont has, on his own request, been relieved from the command of [the] First Army Corps. — Sorry Fremont is so cuffed about, but am glad one mind is to control the movements in the Valley.
We have rumors of “tremendous fighting” before Richmond; that we have achieved a success, etc., etc. What suspense until the truth is known!
SOURCE: Charles Richard Williams, editor, Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, Volume 2, p. 294