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Jan. 25, 1864. Having ever felt a deep interest in that noble animal, the horse, and especially since the commencement of the war, you will pardon me if I ask at your hands space enough for the following account of a visit I have just made to the Infirmary established in Laurens county, inch is State, for the treatment and care of diseased wounded, and disabled animals belonging to the Government. The infirmary is located in Laurens county, near the line between that county and Johnson, on the lands of Dr. Thomas A. Parsons, and about twelve miles from Oconce Station, on the Central Railroad, and one mile from the Geones liver. The is healthy, the land rolling and productive, the water facilities excellent, and the pasturage very good in spring and summer. The Government rented 3,000 acres of land from Dr. P. last summer, and immediately began the work of stables lots, corn and fodder houses, and other necessary buildings. There is considerable on the tract, and ove
defiant before an enemy. Other causes of just complaint have been removed, and have aided materially in working the happy change in our condition. Men who have been upon detached service anywhere but at the right place have been returned to their commands. have been of a better kind and more abundant; and, notwithstanding Gen. Bragg has deserved (and, I trust, always will deserve) the unlimited condense of the army, yet his relinquish at of his high trust and the appointment of Gen. Johnson, was patriotic and wise in the highest degree, both with our beloved old chief and our able Chief Magistrate. This revelation in the mordle of the army most be fed and kept if success is to crown the next and most important campaign of the war.--How to do this is the acme, the essence of generalship. We believe our leaders able, willing, and braver, and so far as men, by acquired skill or natural ability, can control the temper of an army, its zeal will not be permitted to relax.