uttermilk and pork for dinner.
5 P. M., relieved by Clark's battery men; slight rain this evening.
Slight rain; how I do wish it would come down for a twenty-four hours stretch.
Yanks said to be cautiously advancing; all of them across the Potomac.
General inspection; preaching yesterday; slight shower; orders to cook two day's rations and move daylight in morning.
Colonel McRanny to hospital yesterday; Mann in from hospital; Lieutenant Young and Jno. Long sick; Captain in command of battalion; self in charge of company; it numbers but eleven men rank and file.
Moved out toward Staunton; about one mile out, struck across country and on to Newtown, when we filed left and encamped near Shepardstown.
August 5--Clear; moved out at 6 A. M., waded Potomac and are now lying at Sharpsburg; our company all on duty, and sick, but one Corporal, Second Lieutenant, and Captain; sharpshooters are engaged about one mil