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up to unyielding valor. True, but with a man of common-sense, it should require but very little screwing to do that which will insure him victory, or no valor. When I was a boy, about thirteen years of age, my father lived fourteen miles from Augusta. On the road to the city, there was one point where a man had been murdered, and another where a woman had been killed, and stories were rife in the neighborhood of terrific sights seen at these places at night. I do not suppose that a house ff gold could have induced me to pass them alone at night. One day my father remarked, in my presence: I never allowed my children to be frightened with foolish stories about ghosts, etc. There is my----, who, if necessary, would go from here to Augusta at midnight, with no more fear than I would feel at doing so. Mercy on me! thought I; how little my father knows of his----! But the remark had a magical effect upon me. It set me to thinking of the folly of my fears, the glory I should have
aving come secretly from Little Rock, had left this place on Steamers Commercial and Raymond at the same time we did, and were to operate with us. They arrived at Augusta at daylight, on the twentieth, here disembarked, and proceeded toward Cache River by different roads; the cavalry taking one road and the infantry the other. It rer for the C. S. A., and drew forth a batch of despatches, among which were some announcing a victory of the rebs over Banks on Red River. The troops arrived at Augusta without further molestation. The next two days scouts were sent out, bringing in a great number of mules, horses, and contrabands, and at daylight of the twenty-t of the twenty-fourth they left Augusta, and arrived here at two o'clock P. M. Accompanying the infantry was Lieutenant Albert Potthoff, Post Quartermaster at Little Rock, who is greatly pleased with his lot of horses and mules. Officers and men behaved gallantly. The enemy's loss is not known, but is believed to be severe.
ed to the boat, and proceeded up the river to Augusta, where we arrived at half-past 5 A. M., on thsing of the Cache River road, four miles from Augusta, I encamped with the cavalry, which had been e out of the woods, we again proceeded toward Augusta. We marched on about two and a half miles, toccupy some farm-buildings up the road toward Augusta, and protect the crossing of Cypress Swamp, aof the recent fight at Fitzhugh's Woods, near Augusta, in North-Eastern Arkansas. On Wednesday, ed to the boat, and proceeded up the river to Augusta, reaching that place at about daylight of Fris information, resolved to leave the boats at Augusta, and march into the country; and did so marche citizens along the line of our march, as at Augusta, all professed to know nothing of McRae or hi Near the battle-field, about five miles from Augusta, the column had to make its way on the road tesville. Returning to our boat, we reached Augusta and landed at sunrise; then took up our line [5 more...]