rom head to foot.
I still hear some news of our casualties in battle.
Ben. Mell was not killed, and is still alive.
He was severely wounded, and is in the house of a clever family in Maryland.
I do hope he will recover.
Reuben Nisbet was not killed, as reported; only slightly wounded.
McLaws told me his report of Howell's Brigade in the fight at Crampton's gap would be satisfactory to him. The truth is McLaws didn't know there was such a gap until after the battle.
October 27.—Harry Jackson came to the camp to see me to-day.
He is a fine youth, intelligent, quick, brave and frank, and made a very favorable impression on me. On dit, General Lee wishes to cross into Maryland.
The army are unanimously opposed to it. The men say they have had enough of Maryland.
November 5.—Howell has been ordered to duty in Georgia and has telegraphed for all his staff and horses.
A camp rumor that I had been appointed Brigadier-General over this brigade has annoyed my men no little, bu