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des, and men, walked freely about on their respective sides; and we were glad to see that many of our officers refused to encourage that impudent communicative trail which the Yankees endeavored as usual to display. I noticed particularly one Yankee Major who exerted himself especially to become most familiar with an artillery Major of our army. By way of initiating himself into the good graces of our rebel Major, and proving that he wished to be most friendly, the Yankee drew from under his coat a bottle marked "cognac," at the same time tapping his new acquaintance familiarly on the shoulder, when the following dialogue ensued: Yankee Major.--"I say, Major, here is something 'extra' I guess we can take a friendly nip" Rebel Major.--"I am obliged to you sir. but I can no take a friendly nip with you." Yank.--"Oh, paliaw, Major, lay aside your prejudices; I assure you its prime good." Reb.--"I do not doubt it in the least, but I do not wish to drink with you, sir.