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ly dawn, mistake each other for the enemy, then a contest between friendly troops, resulting in a slaughter of our own men, the alarm of the enemy, their escape and the total failure of the expedition. The writer parted with him at his tent about one o'clock in the morning. He said that he was sure that the anticipated blunder would be made, and that the writer, as soon as he heard the firing, must get his regiment ready to move. At early dawn two of the detachments met. Townsend's 3d and Bendix's 7th New York Volunteers fired into each other, and all the bad results anticipated were realized. The echo of this musketry had hardly died away when Colonel Phelps stood at the entrance of the tent of the writer and said, It is as I thought it would be, they are firing into each other; get your regiment ready, and report as a reinforcement to General Peirce. The account of the affair of the two Bethels has passed into history. This, however, is the first time that this singular example