onfederates, contained numbers of people of Unionist proclivities.
This very place, Shelbyville, had been described to me by others as a Union hole.
After my interview with General Bragg, I took a ride along the Murfreesborough road with Colonel Richmond, A. D. C. to General Polk.
About two miles from Shelbyville, we passed some lines made to defend the position.
The trench itself was a very mild affair, but the higher grounds could be occupied by artillery in such a manner as to make the heetham, a stout, rather rough-looking man, but with the reputation of a great fighter.
It is said that he does all the necessary swearing in the 1st corps d'armee, which General Polk's clerical character incapacitates him from performing.
Colonel Richmond gave me the particulars of General Van Dorn's death, which occurred about forty miles from this.
His loss does not seem to be much regretted, as it appears he was always ready to neglect his military duties for an assignation.
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see, which appears quite temperate to what I had expected.
4th June, 1863 (Thursday).
Colonel Richmond rode with me to the outposts, in order to be present at the reconnoissance which was being ds, about a mile in rear of the dismounted cavalry.
This being the position of affairs, Colonel Richmond and I rode along the road so far as it was safe to do so. We then dismounted, and sneaked o of anybody being killed to-day, although there were a few wounded and some horses killed.
Colonel Richmond and Colonel Webb were much disappointed that the inactivity of the enemy prevented my seein
After waiting in vain until 5 P. M., and seeing no signs of any thing more taking place, Colonel Richmond and I cantered back to Shelbyville.
We were accompanied by a detachment of General Polk's cter as a sincere patriot, a gallant soldier, and a perfect gentleman.
His aids-de-camp, Colonels Richmond and Yeatman, are also excellent types of the higher class of Southerner.