those who had been so long away from navigable rivers, and every body interested took a survey through town toward the river, concluding that every thing was well done.
On the levee we found many hogsheads of superior sugar, which was no longer confederate property.
In fact, we found ourselves in possession of a large amount of contraband property, such as sugar, corn, cattle, mules, horses, wagons, and almost every thing necessary and useful for man and beast.
On the forenoon of the twenty-ninth, our whole infantry force and two batteries marched en parade through the principal streets of Van Buren, the respective field-bands in front, the whole of the streets lined with spectators — even the rebel hospitals nearly emptied to look at the Lincolnites, who went shouting and hurrahing with an enthusiasm that awakened in many a rebel heart the feeling of Oh!
Could I be among them!
All around you could hear, What a difference in appearance between these and our troops, or How far su