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Freemont not capable as a general - McIlvaine makes some suggestions as to the kind of general needed. Hopes they take no more men from Kentucky or Ohio. Beauregard may try and take Lexington. Then what?
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McIlvaine, Charles Pettit, "Letter to S. P. Chase" (1861). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 148.