Sabertooth - Chapter 17
Chapter 17: Washington
After defeating the ambushing Southern Army guerrillas, Bagley began directing his men to clean the battlefield and treat the wounded on both sides.
At this time, both sides had not killed their humanity, and they still remembered the sentiments of their former colleagues, so even after the war, even the injured soldiers of the other side would be treated.
“Victor, you are a natural soldier. The way you evade bullets is very interesting. Did Creed teach you?”
“No, this is what I learned from books. The antelopes in the African savannah will get rid of the lion’s culling through irregular zigzag walking, and I found that the irregular zigzag movement really made the aim more difficult.”
“Well? What an interesting way, can you teach our soldiers?”
“… I can give it a try, but this method is more difficult and requires high physical fitness.”
“No problem, I will select a few soldiers with good physical fitness and flexible and obedient to come to you to learn, I hope you will not be secret in time.”
“… then let them come.”
In fact, Victor’s inner monologue is: Except for superhumans, no one can learned this.
However, Bagley naturally did not know. He also hoped that other would learn from Victor. Although there will be few opportunities for himself to lead the charge, and no one could save life on the battlefield.
While Victor and Bagley were chatting, the other soldiers completed the cleaning of the battlefield, leaving the captives and wounded soldiers and other passengers in place for rescue, and leaving a group of about 100 people. The squad is responsible for protecting them and guarding the captives.
Other officers and soldiers, who were not injured, led by Bagley, began to walk towards the railway station tens of miles away.
They should have taken the train and arrived before this evening, but because the guerrillas blew up the railway, they had to march there on foot, and they had to find another train to move on.
This is easy for Victor, but it is not so easy for other soldiers.
However, at this time the Fifth Cavalry Regiment was at least a federal elite, and the morale was high because it had just successfully repulsed the ambushing southern guerrillas.
So in the end they arrived at the train station that night and boarded another train that was also bound for Washington.
This time there were no more guerrillas to blow up the railway, climb the train, and ambush. They took the train and arrived at Washington smoothly, and meet with the other troops of the Fifth Cavalry Regiment, who had arrived.
And Victor was promoted because of his heroic performance in the encounter, and became a glorious captain officer.
After the title was awarded, there was a part to celebrate his promotion. In fact, in just a few weeks, 35,000 soldiers from the northern states gathered in the capital of the United States of America.
Except for a few elite troops like the Fifth Cavalry Regiment, the others are young volunteers from the northern states.
The patriotic enthusiasm caused by the US-Mexico war, not long ago, has not subsided, but most of the new generation of the Federation has not experienced the cruelty of real war.
Their understanding of war is limited to a series of victories in historical books and romantic descriptions in biographical novels.
So when President Lincoln issued a call, they actively responded to the call of the country and gathered under the Flying Stars and Stripes.
Rather than saying that they came to join the army, it is better to say that they thought they were here to join the summer camp. Of course, the summer camp will not let them dig earth every day to build a bunker.
The soldiers are digging the soil, buildings and bunkers every day, while the idle officers have no choice but to attend the meeting salon of local officials every day.
Whether it is a senior commander, an army commander or a grassroots officer, all can participate in the salon reception that is held every day during the holiday.
As for the drink? No kidding, in fact, apart from Maozi, it is probably the most capable drink of the US Army. After the independence of the United States that year, the Continental Congress set whiskey as the Army’s standard ration.
And when it comes to party communication, one cannot but mention the flower of communication in Washington today: Rose O’Neal Greenhow.
She is simply a model of the female protagonist template, once born extraordinary, but her parents died twice. Then she fell under the fence and helped his aunt to open the hotel, but she got to know Robert Greenhow, an official of the State Council.
Then she became Mrs. Greenhow, and soon the bright, cute and aspiring Rose met many powerful friends in politics.
And soon after she became married, she became widowed. After widowing, a large number of men of status fell under her pomegranate skirt.
Every day, she lingers between various parties, spending money like earth, fascinating countless men, including Victor’s boss: Lieutenant Colonel Bagley.
So when Lieutenant Colonel Bagley learned that there would be a gala dinner attended by Mrs. Greenhow that night, he could not wait to pull Victor to attend.
After all, Victor is an old friend’s son, and he is also a subordinate of his cronies. He still needs to bring it. Participate in such gatherings, meet some people from the upper classes, and build a relationship network that will help him get promoted in the future. The savages that popped out were then suppressed.
It was this gathering that Victor met Rose O’Neal Greenhow for the first time and had to say that this was indeed a stunner.
A long cloud-like hair was draped over her forehead, like a sullen twilight that enveloped the western sunset. The pair of big, equally moving eyes shone brightly.
However, Victor lost his interest after a few glances. After all, as a captain in his own area, he ran to compete with a group of high-ranking women. Wasn’t he lighting the lamp in the pit?
Didn’t you see that even Lieutenant Colonel Bagley could only look enviously and jealously on the periphery? Instead of paying attention to the flesh, it is better to pay attention to the food that can be eaten on the table. (Well, this is influenced by the beast instinct)
As the so-called heart is worse than action, then he unloaded the piece of ham on the table and began to eat. Bagley’s plan to bring him to long-term knowledge was a blizzard, but the Lord himself went to lick the dog himself, and he couldn’t blame him for Victor’s greed.
But Victor heard something interesting while eating. For example, our Miss Rose asked a girl named Betty to give a copy to the Southern Army general Bohanmu stationed in Fairfax County Court.
“It’s kind of interesting, this Miss Rose is actually a spy of the Southern Army? I don’t know what the group of high-level licking dogs will know how it will look after this matter, probably with a pity to kill her.”
But Victor did not take any action in the end. As for the report of Rose O’Neal Greenhow, that is impossible. It is impossible to report her in this life.
First of all, he have no evidence, and secondly, the status of the two parties is not one level. A widow of a low-level officer and a high-ranking official knew who to listen to at a glance.
Follow the girl named Betty? This is simple, but the crime of trespassing is not easy to bear. He was afraid that he will go to a military court.
And it’s very likely that he can’t please with his efforts. Instead of participating in some of them, it’s better to eat meat now. After a few days on the battlefield, he won’t have such a good ham to eat.
So Victor continued to focus on the ham in front of him, until finally the lost Lieutenant Colonel Bagley pulled him back to the barracks position, he had already eat two large pieces of ham.
The barracks at this time were like a bustling city. Tens of thousands of aspiring young people from the United States of America gathered here to participate in the Boy Scouts Summer Camp. Ayah, they participated in the great united war.
Their leader, the commander of the Northern Army: General Irvin McDowell, like them, had no actual combat experience. He was so brainstormed for the designated combat plan that he spent the night studying the combat plan overnight in Mrs. Greenhows bedroom. You see, when he submitted his battle plan to President Lincoln this morning, his eyes were still dark. What a dedicated Commander Your Excellency!
In fact, the situation in Washington was very critical at this time. President Lincoln stood on the top of the White House and could see the Southern Army flag flying across the Potomac River.
The aspiring young people have only 90 days in service, and they can go home in a few weeks. Those who are close may be able to catch up with the supper that day.
And in Menassas, 30 miles west of Washington, there are 22,000 southern army soldiers. Once the aspiring young people are disbanded and returned home, this southern army may be in the city within a day or two. The reason why McDowell can’t sleep at night.
So when General Irvin McDowell submitted his battle plan, Lincoln immediately gave instructions to take immediate action.
Although the opinion of the masses was that there was a wave of soldiers, go directly south to Richmond, the enemy capital. But if they do this, they might be stolen by the southern army on the west side.
So in the end, General McDowell chose to go west to eliminate this southern army that could threaten the president and the Congressman at any time.
Although it is said so, the westward approach is still a sensible strategy. In addition to removing the threat of the capital, it can also lead the traffic route of Menassas to enter the northern part of the Sugan Road Valley into the Victoria.
The situation was very tough.
McDowell’s plan was to attack the southern army of Menassas, make it withdraw from Menassas, and finally make a decisive battle in a place that was beneficial to him to completely wipe out the other party. Then circle a wave of soldier A to Richmond.
But obviously, things will not develop as he planned.