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war too; among which I recall the obliging manner in which Major P , of the United States cavalry, enabled me to gratify some lady friends in Virginia. The Major was brought in to the headquarters-or bivouac, rather — in a grassy yard near Hagerstown, during the absence of General Stuart, and whilst the present writer was in command. I found him very much of a gentleman; laughed at his description of the manner in which he was captured-Your men snapped a carbine at me, and then halted me! not to attempt escape, after which we lay down and slept on the grass, the major sharing my blankets. On the next morning we were perfectly intimate; and hearing me express a wish to secure some greenbacks for the purchase of small articles in Hagerstown, where Confederate money would not pass, the major politely pulled out his purse, declaring that he would exchange dollar for dollar as he only wished to have enough of money to buy cigars in Richmond. The comedy of the scene which ensued lay