le purpose of concealing the approach of a body of troops and of lessening the danger of passing rifle balls at these exposed points.
I should have mentioned that there was constant shelling as we moved along our route from the breastworks at Willcox's farm, but we were well protected by the shelter of intervening hills.
As we passed the Hannon pond, I remember seeing a solid shot, or shell, fired from one of the enemy's guns, descend into the water but a few feet from our moving line.
Aobably members of the sanitary committee.
I saw also a woman standing in the Yankee breastworks.
We indulge a hope that our brigade will be relieved to-night and return to its quiet position on the right.
Tuesday, August 2, 1864.
Back at Willcox's farm.
Our brigade and Saunders' relieved last night.
Truce for four hours yesterday morning for burying the dead between the lines.
Express of this morning, states that 12 of our men were found between the lines and about 700 of the enemy.