placed at the doors of all the principal houses, and the town was cleared of all but the military passing through or on duty.
Some of the troops marched straight through the town, and bivouacked on the Carlisle road.
Others turned off to the right, and occupied the Gettysburg turnpike.
I found Generals Lee and Longstreet encamped on the latter road, three-quarters of a mile from the town.
General Longstreet and his Staff at once received me into their mess, and I was introduced to Major Fairfax, Major Latrobe, and Captain Rogers of his personal Staff; also to Major Moses, the Chief Commissary, whose tent I am to share.
He is the most jovial, amusing, clever son of Israel I ever had the good fortune to meet.
The other officers of Longstreet's Headquarter Staff are Colonel Sorrell, Lieutenant-colonel Manning (ordnance officer), Major Walton, Captain Goree, and Major Clark, all excellent good fellows, and most hospitable.
Having lived at the headquarters of all the principal
to the General's camp, which had been moved to within a mile of the scene of action.
Longstreet, however, with most of his Staff, bivouacked on the field.
Major Fairfax arrived at about 10 P. M. in a very bad humor.
He had under his charge about 1,000 to 1,500 Yankee prisoners who had been taken to-day; among them a general, cers were very bad, and that the idea in the army was that McClellan had assumed the chief command.
The women in this house were great Abolitionists.
When Major Fairfax rode up, he inquired of one of them whether the corpse was that of a Confederate or Yankee (the body was in the veranda, covered with a white sheet). The woman made a gesture with her foot, and replied, If it was a rebel, do you think it would be here long?
Fairfax then said, Is it a woman who speaks in such a manner of a dead body which can do no one any harm?
She thereupon colored up, and said she wasn't in earnest.
At 6 o'clock we rode on again (by the Hagerstown road), and came u