he 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 tents to a company.
What does it mean?
Surely we are not going to retreat from Corinth?
We were also ordered to cook two days rations.
We moved out about one mile in advance of the breastworks, where the Maynard Rifles were thrown forward as sharp-shooters.
We are on duty for twenty-four hours without relief.
An old field separates us from the Yankee sharp-shooters, and we are exchanging shots rapidly.