"O, because she resembles a sister I lost," returned Sumpter after a brief hesitation.
If innocent, why did she not remain and boldly refute the tale Sumpter had told?
"He is in the office with Mr. Sumpter, I believe," was the reply.
On the preceding day, the post at Orangeburg had surrendered to Sumpter.
Sumpter was preceded by the legion, supported by the state cavalry.