ock it ceased raining, and the Governor harangued the brigade for an hour and a half, notwithstanding the dampness and the high wind, as he is very anxious to get back to Raleigh.
He left this morning for Hanover Junction, where he will address Johnston's brigade to-morrow.
He was called upon this morning at Gordonsville for a speech, but refused as it was the Sabbath.
It is the first time that I have had the pleasure of meeting him. He is a large, fine-looking man and one of marked intellige experience the same strong feelings of attachment for them that he had always done on earth.
He was indeed a shining mark—young, pious, noble, intellectual, full of promise, and universally beloved.
Captain E. J. Hale, Jr., who succeeds Captain Johnston as my adjutant-general, is handsome, intellectual, and well educated, is a good officer, and possesses many fine traits of character.
He is a married man, the only married one, by the way, on my staff. * *
Liberty Mills, Ora