ers who take a pride in seeing how well he can do his part.
I do not think he is to blame, nor any of the officers or men. It is a thing which has been done before, and will be done again, and the wonder to me is that it has not been performed more frequently by both sides.
A trusty guide--one who understands the position of the pickets and the camps to be attacked — a thousand brave men, under a brave officer, and the successful surprise of an outpost camp, is not a hard job, nor are the officers who are surprised necessarily culpable.
However, to say the least of it, the expedition was a bold one, and very well executed.
It seems of late that the Yankees and ourselves are exchanging modes of fighting — they fighting now as we formerly did, and we as they formerly did. Gens Wheeler and Morgan must look well to their laurels, else they may be taken from them by Maj. Gen. Stanley, Chief of Cavalry of Rosecrans's army — he, I understand, commanding the expedition that attacked