itles him to the highest credit for military skill.
We would mark such a man in our army for promotion.
We attacked the place with two regiments, sending the remainder of our force across at an-other ford.
The place was judiciously chosen and skilfully defended, and the result was that we were repulsed with severe loss — about twenty-five killed and twenty wounded. Among the killed, as usual, were our best men and officers, including Colonel Chenault, Major Brent, Captain Tribble, Lieutenants Cowan, Ferguson, and an-other lieutenant whose name I do not remember.
Our march thus far has been very fatiguing — bad roads, little rest or sleep, little to eat, and a fight every day. Yet our men are cheerful, even buoyant.
ant, and to see them pressing along barefooted, hurrahing and singing, would cause one to appreciate what those who are fighting in a just and holy cause will endure.
About three o'clock, as I rode on about forty yards in advance, I heard the General exclaim somethi