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war ever comes to an end and his sweetheart survives. October, 14 The paymaster has been busy. The boys are very bitter against the sutler, realizing, for the first time, that sutler's chips cost money, and that they have wasted on jimcracks too much of their hard earnings. Conway has taken a solemn Trish oath that the sutler shall never get another cent of him. But these are like the half repentant, but resultless, mutterings of the confirmed drunkard. The new leaf proposed to be turned over is never turned. October, 16 Am told that some of the boys lost in gambling every farthing of their money half an hour after receiving it from the paymaster. An Indiana soldier threw a bombshell into the fire to-day, and three men were seriously wounded by the explosion. The writer was absent from camp from October 21st to latter part of November, serving on courtmartial, first at Huttonville, and afterward at Beverly. In November the Third was transferred to Kentucky.
November, 1861. November, 30 The Third is encamped five miles south of Louisville, on the Seveth-street plank road. As we marched through the city my attention was directed to a sign bearing the inscription, in large black letters, negroes bought and sold. We have known, to be sure, that negroes were bought and sold, like cattle and tobacco, but it, nevertheless, awakened new, and not by any means agreeable, sensations to see the humiliating fact announced on the broad side of a commercial house. These signs must come down. The climate of Kentucky is variable, freezing nights and thawing in the day. The soil in this locality is rich, and, where trodden, extremely muddy. We shall miss the clear water of the mountain streams. A large number of troops are concentrating here.
November, 1862. November, 9 In camp at Sinking Spring, Kentucky. Thomas commands the Fourteenth Army Corps, consisting of Rousseau's,sah; sometimes he too fat. We move at ten o'clock to-morrow. November, 11 We have settled down at Mitchellville for a few days. Aftdelay, the officer of the guard came and allowed us to proceed. November, 12 To-day farmer Baily came to see us. I sent his good wife a key prepared for us this afternoon; but I declined with thanks. November, 15 At eight o'clock to-morrow morning we shall move to Tyree Soubtedly, do more, but our people should certainly expect less. November, 19 At Tyree Springs. Am the presiding officer of a court-martto Edgefield Junction. Immense trains are passing continually. November, 20 General Bob Mitchell dined with me to-day. He is on the wampet, as of old, and expects that a division will be given him. November, 30 This is a delightful Indian summer day. I have been in the
November, 1863. November, 11 My new brigade consists of the following regiments: One Huno be in good health and excellent spirits. November, 12 We are encamped on Stringer's ridge, oe to swing it from one shore to the other. November, 14 My fleet-footed black horse is dead. battle or a footrace within a week or two. November, 15 Have read Whitelaw Reid's statement ofable to do so before. Mission Ridge. November, 20 Orders have been issued, and to morrow Order to move countermanded at midnight. November, 22 The day is delightful. Lookout and Mo and Mr. Dana, Assistant Secretary of War. November, 23 It is now half-past 5 o'clock in the mur troops captured five hundred prisoners. November, 24 Moved to Caldwell's, four miles up thewas being adjusted for to-morrow's battle. November, 25 During the day, as we listened to the ll the more glorious for this very reason. November, 26 At one o'clock in the morning we cross
courage, self-possession, and military skill in time of danger. November, 26 Moved to McAffee's Springs, six miles from Chattanooga, ands of log huts, chimneys, old clothing, and miles of rifle pits. November, 27 Just a moment ago I asked Wilson the day of the week, and hregors and Die Vernons to give color and interest to the scene. November, 27 Our horses are on quarter feed. Some benevolent gentlemamount of our salary, and of what the newspapers may say of us. November, 28 One of my orderlies approached me on my weak side to-day, blittle attention. Horse stealing is not considered an offense. November, 29 Nothing of interest has transpired to-day. Bugles, drums, trikes him the Major's remark is very untimely. It is dull! November, 30 Took a ten-mile ride this afternoon. Two miles from camp It the handsome young lady (lid not favor us with even a glance. November, 31 It is late. Hours ago the bugles notified the boys that it