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arrival of the Breckinridge brigade. At 12 o'clock Gen. Johnston, followed by his staff, reviewed the right division of his army. When they began to cheer his approach be checked them, because it would call the attention of the enemy to their position. His advice to his men was brief and characteristic; it was, "Look along your guns and fire low." At 1 o'clock, in company with Gen. Beauregard, he reviewed, the left wing, which was under command of Gen. Bragg. In the afternoon Gens. Polk and Hardee were summoned, and another conceal of officers was held at the cross roads, within a few hundred yards of the spot where we all bivouacked the night before the battle. The question was --as we have lost a day shall we fight? It was decided to strike. At 9 o'clock we bivouacked by fires. The General slept in an ambulance in which were brought our blankets from our single tent at Mon rey Preston, Wickliffe and myself slept by the same fire. Gen. Hardee came to our fire at