hing tents when an order came to send everything back to camp that we could not march with.
This indicated a forward movement, and tomorrow we may expect to see the Yankees, and may the Lord have mercy on their souls.
May 22nd.—The army marched out of the entrenchments this morning to attack the enemy.
Our brigade, under General Donelson, moved out two miles and formed a line of battle; but for some reason the attack was not made, and we returned to camp to await further orders.
Sunday, May 25th.—On picket. Guard duty is very heavy.
Our company only report twenty-eight men for duty, and the detail for guard to-day is fifteen.
The army again moved out this evening, but in a short time returned.
Sharp skirmishing continues along the lines.
Why does not Beauregard move upon Halleck?
We would drive him into the Tennessee river at the point of the bayonet.
Our movements are tantalizing.
May 26th.—The regiment received orders to burn all extra baggage, and allow only four te<