n we made our way towards the left and found General Birney's men moving that way, who furnished us information about the road, and a guide, Colonel Hapgood of the 5th New Hampshire, corps officer of the day. He was a live Yankee, a thorough New Hampshire man — tall, sinewy, with a keen black eye, and a driving way about him. He was ornamented with a bullet-hole through his hat, another through the trousers, and a third on his sword scabbard.
We rode forward till we struck the breastwork at Miles's Headquarters.
It was a curious sight!
Something like an Indian family camped half underground.
Here was the breastwork, behind which were dug a number of little cellars, about two feet deep, and, over these, were pitched some small tents.
And there you could see the officers sitting, with only their heads above ground, writing or perhaps reading; for it was a quiet time and there were no bullets or shells.
We followed the line to its end, near by, and then rode through the pine woods
ersburg, 165, 214, 242; Burnside and, 200; rumored removal, 204; force reduced, 210; good sleeper, 217; Grant and, 224; engineer, 246; report, 256; fraudulent votes, 264; services, 271; major-general, 283; pay, 287; bon-mot, 298; in Petersburg, 340; on Lee's surrender, 358; meets Lee, 360; letter to Lyman, 362.
Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham, 248.
Meherrin Bridge, 295.
Mercier, —, chef, 265, 276.
Merritt, Wesley, 68, 346.
Mexicans at Headquarters, 23.
Miles, Jeremiah, 206.
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 150, 292, 322, 331, 337, 338.
Miller, Theodore, 324.
Miller, William DeWitt, 225.
Mills, Charles James, 233, 332, 338.
Milroy's weary boys, 98.
Mine Run, 55, 68.
Mitchell, John Fulton Berrien, 48.
Mitchell, William Galbraith, 82, 92, 134, 150, 226, 233, 253, 288.
Moncure house, 122.
Monocacy Bridge, 185.
Montbarthe, Vicomte de, 254.
Morale, in army, 115, 179.
Morgan, Charles Hale, 233, 288.
Morris, William Hopkins, 67.
Morris, —, 312.