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his some felonious personage had entered-hot bread, milk, coffee, eggs, and ham, had vanished down some hungry cavalryman's throat. Mounting despondingly, I followed the column, which had again begun to move, and soon reached the village of New Salem. V. It was nearly midnight when we arrived at this small village; and, to continue my own personal recollections, the village tavern appeared to present a favourable opportunity to redeem my misfortune at Jefferson. It was proposed, aehind under similar circumstances. Doubtless the hangers-on were impressed with the conviction that in case the wandering staff-officer did not rejoin his command, General Stuart would return to look for him, torch in hand, when the village of New Salem would make its exit in a bonfire. The portly landlord, especially, appeared to be a real philosopher; and when asked the meaning of a distant noise, replied with a laugh, Some of your people tearing up the railroad, I guess! In spite of the