t to Longstreet's headquarters, distant not more than a mile and a half.
With the officers of his Staff, as with the General himself, I was on excellent terms, and we used to assemble in a large tent which Major Latrobe, Major Fairfax, and Captain Rodgers occupied together, or else in a large hospital-tent in which the three doctors of the Staff-Cullen, Barksdale, and Maurychummed together with a most harmonious result.
The mess arrangements at Longstreet's headquarters were always more satinions, from whom I knew I could always reckon on a warm welcome.
Quickly did these pleasant evenings pass away, as we related the incidents by flood and field within our experience, or occasionally broke into song.
In the latter respect Captain Rodgers was our chief performer; and when he was in thorough good-humour, he would enliven us with reminiscences of his stay among the Mormons, interspersed with select specimens of Brigham Young's psalmody.
Whenever Latrobe's party fell short of l