say to their troops: You see how these scoundrels run when you stand up to them.
Was slightly unwell this morning; but about noon accompanied General Reynolds, Colonel Wagner, Colonel Heffron, and a squad of cavalry, up the valley, and returned somewhat tired, but quite well.
Lieutenant-Colonel Owen was also of th Indiana.
Every sprig, leaf, and stem on the route suggested to Colonel Owen something to talk about, and he proved to be a very entertaining companion.
General Reynolds is a graduate of West Point, and has the theory of war completely; but whether he has the broad, practical common sense, more important than book knowledge, times I lay down out of breath, utterly exhausted, and thought I would proceed no further until morning; but when I thought of my pickets, and reflected that General Reynolds would not excuse a trip so foolish and untimely, I made new efforts and pushed on. Finally I reached the summit of the mountain, but found it not the one fro
There is a screw loose somewhere.
Fortifications are being constructed.
My men are working on them.
Just now I heard the whistle of a locomotive, on the opposite side of the river.
This is the first intimation we have had of the completion of the road to this point.
The bridge will be finished in a day or two, and then the trains will arrive and depart from Murfreesboro regularly.
Called at Colonel Wilder's quarters, and while there met General J. J. Reynolds.
He made a brief allusion to the Stalnaker times.
On my return to camp, I stopped for a few minutes at Department Headquarters to see Garfield.
General Rosecrans came into the room; but, as I was dressed in citizens' clothes, did not at first recognize me. Garfield said: General Rosecrans, Colonel Beatty.
The General took me by the hand, turned my face to the light, and said he did not have a fair view of me before.
Well, he continued, you are a general now, are you?
I told him
notified by an occasional bullet that the enemy was occupying the thick woods just in our front, and very near.
A little over three months ago we were in the hurry, confusion, anxiety, and suspense of an undecided battle, surrounded by the dead and dying, with the enemy's long line of camp-fires before us. Since then we have had a quiet time, each succeeding day seeming the dullest.
Rode into town this afternoon; invested twentyfive cents in two red apples; spoke to Captain Blair, of Reynolds' staff; exchanged nods with W. D. B., of the Commercial; saw a saddle horse run away with its rider; returned to camp; entertained Shanks, of the New York Herald, for ten minutes; drank a glass of wine with Colonel Taylor, Fifteenth Kentucky, and soon after dropped off to sleep.
A brass band is now playing, away over on the Lebanon pike.
The pontoniers are singing a psalm, with a view, doubtless, to making the oaths with which they intend to close the night appear more forcible.
The note of preparation for a general advance sounded late last night.
Reynolds moved at 4 A. M.; Rousseau at 7; our division will leave at 10.
A long line of cavalry is at toads were sloppy, and marching disagreeable.
Encamped at Big creek for the night; Rousseau and Reynolds in advance.
Before leaving Murfreesboro I handed John what I supposed to be a package of tee me, sah.
Marched to Hoover's Gap.
Heavy skirmlishing in front during the day. Reynolds lost fifteen killed, and quite a number wounded.
A stubborn fight was expected, and our divisirters are a few rods to my left, and General Thomas' just below us, at the bottom of the hill.
Reynolds is four miles in advance.
We left Beech Grove, or Jacob's Store, this morning, ave o'clock, and conducted the wagon train of our division through to Manchester.
Rosecrans and Reynolds are here.
The latter took possession of the place two or three hours before my brigade reached
st constantly; to-day it has been coming down in torrents, and the low grounds around us are overflowed.
Rousseau's division is encamped near us on the left, Reynolds in the rear.
The other day, while sitting on the fence by the roadside smoking my pipe, waiting for my troops to get in readiness to march, some one cried out, Here is a philosopher, and General Reynolds rode up and shook my hand very cordially.
My brigade has been so fortunate, thus far, as to win the confidence of the commanding generals.
It has, during the last week, served as a sort of a cowcatcher for Negley's division.
At Elk river General Thomas rode up, while I was makincourt-martial at Huntsville.
He appeared to be considerably cast down in spirit.
He had just been relieved from his cavalry command, and was on his way to General Reynolds to take conmand of a brigade of infantry.
General Crook, hitherto in command of a brigade, succeeds Turchin as commander of a division.
In short, Crook and
a few poorly cultivated corn-fields, with here and there a cabin, the valley and hillsides would be overflowing with popuulation and wealth.
We returned from the site of the iron works by way of Trenton, the seat of justice of Dade county.
Reynolds and Sheridan are encamped near Trenton.
I feel better since my ride.
（Sunday.) Marched to Johnson's Crook, and bivouacked, at nightfall, at McKay's Spring, on the north side of Lookout mountain; here my advance regiment, the aird's division to near four hundred wagons, compelled us to select such positions as would enable us to protect the train, and not such as were most favorable for making an offensive or defensive fight.
It was now impossible for Brannan and Reynolds to reach us in time to render assistance.
General Negley concluded, therefore, to fall back, and ordered me to move to Bailey's Cross-roads, and await the passage of the wagon train to the rear.
The enemy attacked soon after, but were held in
er, makes the biggest noise.
The sound of his guns goes crashing and echoing along the sides of Lookout in a way that must be particularly gratifying to Moccasin's soul.
I fear, however, that both these gigantic gentlemen are deaf as adders, or they would not so delight in kicking up such a hellebaloo.
This afternoon I rode over to Chattanooga.
Called at the quarters of my division commander, General Jeff. C. Davis, but found him absent; stopped at Department Headquarters and saw General Reynolds, chief of staff; caught sight of Generals Hooker, Howard, and Gordon Granger. Soon General Thomas entered the room and shook hands with me. On my way back to camp I called on General Rousseau; had a long and pleasant conversation with him. He goes to Nashville to-morrow to assume command of the District of Tennessee.
He does not like the way in which he has been treated; thinks there is a disposition on the part of those in authority to shelve him, and that his assignment to Nashville