funds to pay for the building and incidental expenses.
The house was filled every night.
General Worth always encouraging us, General Taylor sometimes, and General Twiggs occasionally, we found ourselves in funds sufficient to send over to New Orleans for costumes, and concluded to try tragedy.
The Moor of Venice was chosen, Le sent by sea, under charge of Major Munroe, with a siege train and field battery, and the army took up its march on the 9th of March, 1846, the advance under General Twiggs, consisting of the dragoons and Ringgold's field battery.
The army was well instructed, under good discipline, and fully prepared for field work, the weatherourth Infantry, the Third Brigade, under Colonel John Garland.
That brigade, with the Fifth Regiment, the heavy guns, and Ringgold's, were of the right wing, General Twiggs commanding.
Other forces of the left were under Colonel William G. Belknap, Eighth Infantry, and Duncan's Battery.
As the lines deployed, Lieutenant J. E