Orion asks Wright to drill some troops in Reese River, a place where a lot of copperheads are having pro-Jeff Davis rallies.
Orion sends his correspondence to the TE for them to assess but not reprint. The TE basically cheers for him. The copperhead judge resigns his commission. MT&OC pg 84
He puffs up the latest boom and believes the bubble will last forever. Convinces himself, even. MTIVC pg 76