elysian pleasure grounds, and the canvas of our army mingles with the lawn and foliage.
The expedition proceeding down the river, comes in sight of Grand Gulf, when it pauses and the robbers go ashore, and what happened there is described in the following nonchalant manner:
Stimulated by the laudable desire to confiscate poultry and onions, the two articles which complete the prandial bliss of the soldier, Uncle Sam's boys are soon among the honeysuckles and flowering hedges of Dr. Hollings worth's delightful abode.
There is a sweet perfume among the flowers and a balmy air breathes through the dense shrubbery, but they have no charms for the forager.
He is among the out-houses, "Up stairs, down stairs, and in my lady's chamber." The cackle of frightened hens and ducks is heard in all directions.
The writer describes the Doctor as one of the chivalry and a bitter secessionist, who frankly gave the Yankees his opinions.--"Gens. Benton and Carr being accustomed to look