trobe, and Captain Rogers of his personal Staff; also to Major Moses, the Chief Commissary, whose tent I am to share.
He is and live much more luxuriously than their generals.
Major Moses tells me that his orders are to open the stores in Chamb seized by Ewell, who passed through nearly a week ago. But Moses was much elated at having already discovered a large supplyand I hear of officers of rank being refused this pass.
Moses proceeded into town at 11 A. M., with an official requisitied about the town and witnessed the pressing operations of Moses and his myrmidons.
Neither the Mayor nor the corporation wnor were the keys of the principal stores forthcoming until Moses began to apply the axe. The citizens were lolling about theing rather monotonous.
I returned to camp at 6 P. M. Major Moses did not get back till very late, much depressed at the ito secure a quantity of molasses, sugar, and whiskey.
Poor Moses was thoroughly exhausted; but he endured the chaff of his b
ring them with great satisfaction.
Only eighteen out of four hundred are said to have escaped.
At 7.30, all idea of a Yankee attack being over, I rode back to Moses's tent, and found that worthy commissary in very low spirits, all sorts of exaggerated rumors having reached him. On my way I met a great many wounded men, most angave up my horse to-day to his owner, as from death and exhaustion the Staff are almost without horses.
4th July, 1863 (Saturday).
I was awoke at daylight by Moses complaining that his valuable trunk, containing much public money, had been stolen from our tent whilst we slept.
After a search it was found in a wood hard by, be, started at 3 P. M. to ride through the pass.
At 4 P. M. we stopped at a place where the roads fork, one leading to Emmetsburg, and the other to Hagerstown.
Major Moses and I entered a farm-house, in which we found several women, two wounded Yankees, and one dead one, the result of this morning's skirmish.
One of the sufferers