deal about the Texan history, the Jesuit missions, and the Louisiana purchase, &c.; and he alarmed me by doubting whether I should be able to cross the Mississippi if Banks had taken Alexandria.
I also made the acquaintance of Major Minter, another Virginian, who told me he had served in the 2d cavalry in the old United States army.
The following officers in the Confederate army were in the same regiment-viz., General A. S. Johnson (killed at Shiloh), General Lee, General Van Dorn, General Hardee, General Kirby Smith, and General Hood.
Also the Federal Generals Thomas and Stoneman.
By the advice of McCarthy, I sent my portmanteau and some of my heavy things to be sold by auction, as I could not possibly carry them with me.
I took my place by the stage for Alleyton (Houston): it cost $40; in old times it was $13.
I dined with McCarthy and young Duff at 3 P. M. The latter would not hear of my paying my share of the expenses of the journey from Brownsville.
remain there, and ask for hospitality from General Hardee, as I saw no prospect of reaching Shelbyvirovost-marshal at Wartrace, I walked on to General Hardee's headquarters, which were distant about t to receive him in that manner, he was, as General Hardee expressed it, dumped down in the neutral g for the day, with General Polk, on a visit to Hardee.
He told the generals, that if Grant was seveen I presented my letters of introduction, General Hardee received me with the unvarying kindness anher neutral or undecided.
On one occasion General Hardee had conferred the accolade upon a very pref fighting at his age.
Indeed, madam, replied Hardee, and how old do you take me for?
Why, about tlbyville in an ambulance at 6.30 P. M.
General Hardee's headquarters were on the estate of Mrs.-ead prayers, I slept in the same room with General Hardee.
29th may, 1863 (Friday).
I took a wivings forfeited.
I dined and slept at General Hardee's, but spent the evening at Mrs.--‘s, wher[5 more...]
an excellent horse, the gift of General John Morgan to General Hardee.
The weather and the scenery were delightful.
GeneraGeneral Hardee asked me particularly whether Mr. Mason had been kindly received in England.
I replied that I thought he had, by pveral dodges of his own, for which he was reproved by General Hardee.
The review being over, the troops were harangued by of universal suffrage.
The soldiers afterwards wanted General Hardee to say something, but he declined.
I imagine that theigades with artillery move to the front to-morrow, and General Hardee is also to push forward from Wartrace.
The object of s and forwards over it. They gave us intelligence that General Hardee had pushed the enemy to within five miles of Murfreesb a corps d'armee 40,000.
But I know that neither Polk nor Hardee have got any thing like that number.
A division does nethe British army.
All the Generals-Johnston, Bragg, Polk, Hardee, Longstreet, and Lee — are thorough soldiers, and their St