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May, 1863. 1st may, 1863 (Friday). I called on General Scurry, and found him suffering from severe ophthalmia. When I presented General Magruder's letter, he insisted that I should come and l
he could hardly understand how I could be an Englishman, as I pronounced my h's all right.
General Scurry himself is very amusing, and is an admirable mimic.
His numerous anecdotes of the war were urday).
As the steamer had not arrived in the morning, I left by railroad for Galveston.
General Scurry insisted upon sending his servant to wait upon me, in order that I might become acquainted w yesterday, and which the authorities had not thought necessary to remove.
I got back to General Scurry's house at Houston at 4.30 P. M. The general took me out for a drive in his ambulance, and I as it seems doubtful whether Alexandria will or will not fall.
4th may, 1863 (Monday).
General Scurry's servant John had been most attentive since he had been told off to me. I made him a presen