s. 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 Fredericksburg obtained a week's furlough to visit Richmond, and went there with Dr. Geo. Whitfield, our beloved surgeon.
Stopped at Hatton's, on Mayo street between Frankrmy of the Confederate States.
To-day we are hurriedly notified that General Hooker, the successor of the unsuccessful Burnsides, has effected a landing near Fredericksburg, and Rodes' old brigade, under Colonel E. A. Neal of 26th Alabama is ordered to meet them.
My duties as acting quartermaster, (Aqm,) require me to have several wagons loaded with officers' baggage, Q. M. stores, tents, etc., and driven to Hamilton's Crossing, where we remained all night.
Here I had a fresh instance of the capricious and tyranical conduct of our Brigate quarter-master, in giving me two inferior, half-starved mules in exchange for two excellent ones.