rrell's, near Orange Court House, and met his pretty daughter, Mrs. Goodwin.
At night received five letters and several Georgia and South Carolina papers.
Feb. 3. Gus. Reid returned from absence at Lynchburg.
Orders came at night to be ready toere a lovely sight to look upon.
Mrs. Carter, formerly Miss Taliaferro (since Mrs. John H. Lamar and Mrs. Harry Day, of Georgia), was one of the brightest belles.
(note.—Next portion of Diary to April 14th, lost.)
While in camp near Frederickbecue given to Confederate soldiers at home, and heard patriotic speeches from Senator Sparrow, of La., Senator Hill, of Georgia, and Col. Marks.
August 12, 13, 14 and 15.
Traveled to Virginia with Mr. and Mrs. Tinsley and family, of Big Lick, a5 and 16.
Am officer of the guard.
Rodes' Division, composed of Daniel's and Ramseur's North Carolina brigades, Doles' Georgia, and Battle's Alabama brigades, were marched out to witness a melancholy sight, the public shooting of one of Ramseur's
onnel, slowly but surely falling to pieces.
Grief, sorrow, and often indignation was felt and expressed by the immediate party among themselves, but the face of the Great Chief was serene, courteous and kind always, beguiling the tedium of the weary miles with cheerful conversation, reminiscences and anecdotes—as a gracious host entertaining his guests—reviving the spirits, strengthening the hearts and courage of all who were with him.
A horseback ride from Greensboro, N. C., to far Southern Georgia was no holiday excursion, with the dusty roads, weary riding, and generally coarse fare, yet he made it one, in part, in many pleasant ways to those who rode with him, and it will never leave their living memories.
I never heard one hasty or petulant expression escape his lips, yet all knew how his proud heart was suffering, so weighted with anxieties for his beloved people, who had given the pick and flower of their families for the cause.
Admiration, love and intense personal de
ort Point, California, at San Francisco, thence to Wilmington, N. C., and from that point to Fort Pulaski, Georgia, and Fort Clinch, Florida.
Upon her secession, Georgia made him Major of Engineers, and on March 29, he received the same rank in the Confederate Army.
Then began the long line of services, in many capacities and aem which is devised solely for the advancement of log-rolling, humbugging politicians—and I will not do it. If the worst comes, I can go back to North Carolina or Georgia, where I shall be welcome, and where I shall (as Major of engineers) find enough to do in defending the coast.
The proposed reorganization of brigades was notolina. Six thousand soldiers from Lee's army within call, and not one sent to meet the invader and drive him from the shore.
Half the garrison had been sent to Georgia, against Sherman, under Major Stevenson.
On the day the fleet came in sight, we had but 500 men, but next day we were reinforced by two companies under Major Rei