is brigade of about 3,000 men made the best of the situation.
The officers and men got up horse-races.
The young officers were entertained by the pretty girls—daughters of Colonel Cannon, Dr. Brown, Dr. Walker, and Mrs. Stuart, at Columbus, and of Dr. Jett, Major Witter, and Mr. Britton, at Washington.
Many notables and notables-to-be resided there—Senator Charles B. Mitchell, John R. Eaken, chancellor and supreme judge, Senator James K. Jones, then a private under General Forrest, Col. Daniel Jones, afterward governor; and sojourning there were Judges David Walker, Geo. C. Watkins and Albert Pike, for it was the temporary capital of Arkansas. Governor Flanagan, who resided at Arkadelphia, was near there at the head of State troops; but ex-Governor Rector was at Columbus, a member of the Home Guard.
Thus passed six or eight weeks, while the men and horses were recuperating for the season when the Federals should advance in force.
Meanwhile the usual scouts and skirmishes conti
2d N. C.
George C. Goodman, Co. A, 20th N. C.
Joseph M. Guilford. Co. D, 5th N. C.
Robert Greenwood, Co. K, 44th Ga.
Private Joseph Griffin, Co. H, 32d N. C.
William J. Hinton, Co. G, 23d N. C.
Coleman J. Hudson, Co. H, 20th N. C.
Hampton B. Hammond, Co. C, 14th N. C.
Sumpter A. Hoover, Co. C, 4th N. C.
Robert Q. Holmes, Co. C, 4th N. C.
William Ingold, Co. F, 53d N. C.
James Johnson, Co. A, 4th N. C.
Wiley Johnson, Co. A, 5th N. C.
Thaddeus Jones, Co. D, 12th Ga.
Daniel Jones, Co. B, 5th Ala.
William H. Kimble, Co. D, 44th Ga.
Benjamin H. Lancaster, Co. F, 4th N. C.
Jones E. Logan, Co. D, 21st Ga.
Madison M. Long, Co. K, 32d N. C.
James McDaniel, Co. D, 53d N. C.
James M. Marsh, Co. B, 12th Ga.
John M. Martin, Co. C, 24th Ga.
James McAlpin, Co. F, 20th N. C.
Simon Moore, Co. B, 2d N. C.
May M. Massey, Co. D, 30th N. C.
John H. Neal, Co. E, 12th N. C.
John A. Pitman, Co. H, 12th N. C.
Richard G. Proctor, Co. K, 23d N. C.
John C. Phillips,
Homer's J. R. Cox, Ga., or Miss. R., Capt. Rhodes's H. C. Jones, Ga. or Miss. R., Capt. Rhodes's J. M. L. Jones, Ga. or Miss. R., Capt. Rhodes's John Mahoney, 1st Fla., Capt. Cripp's Larkin Nickles, 1st Fla., Capt. Cripp's Benj. F. Parker, 1st Fla., Capt. Baker's; T. Bond, 1st Fla.; R. L. Hale, 1st Fla.;C. F. Hollyman, 1st Fla.; John Jarvis, 1st Fla.; J. J. H. Patterson, 1st Fla.; S. Yager Finley, 1st Fla.; Wm. Mauldin, 10th Miss., Capt.Peake's; H. Destringer, 10th Miss, Capt. McKeever's; Daniel Jones, La. Infy; Frank Passent, La. infy; G. W. Clark, Ga. or Miss. R., severely wounded; Everett, dead; John Godley, Fla. One man dead on the Island — unknown.
We have learned that our prisoners all sailed on the 16th, we know not where, but probably for New York or the Tortugas.
The wounded and sick in our hospitals are all slowly but gradually improving.
The ladies are ceaseless in their efforts to reader endurable their misfortunes by battle and camp.
The old dry dock, or ra