rmance of some important duties there.
I disliked this exceedingly, but I was soon compensated by the unexpected arrival of Vizetelly and Brien, who, after a very amusing ride through the valley and across the Blue Ridge, had at last found us again, and came into the encampment with the outburst of Dixie, sung to new words, the composition of the versatile Vizetelly himself.
Most heartily were these guests welcomed by the whole camp.
The negroes especially were greatly pleased to greet Major Telly (a name and title they had adopted for the artist) once more at headquarters.
During the evening General Stuart returned from his stirring-up expedition, which had been so successful that he brought back with him about thirty prisoners, among whom were several officers.
Dinner was soon after served, and though poor in viands it was rich in good fellowship, in mirth and anecdote and song.
On this excursion, of which we had animated accounts from Stuart and Lawley, Captain Farley had