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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 3: a cavalry officer of the army of the United States. (search)
Yesterday, for instance, I was in my white linen coat and shirt all the afternoon, and the thermometer in my tent, with the walls raised and a fine breeze blowing through it, stood at eighty-nine degrees.
I could not bear the blanket at night, but about twelve o'clock a norther came roaring down the valley of the Clear Fork and made all my blankets necessary.
This morning fires and overcoats are in fashion again.
A general courtmartial has been convened here for the trial of Lieutenant Eagle, Second Cavalry.
I am president of the court, I am sorry to say. Colonel Bainbridge, Major Thomas, Major Van Horn, Major Paul, Captain King, and others are members.
I have pitched a couple of tents by the side of mine for the Major and Mrs. Thomas, for she has accompanied him again, and they are to take their meals with me. The major can fare as I do, but I fear she will fare badly, for my man Kumer is both awkward and unskilled.
I can, however, give them plenty of bread and beef, bu