elt quite sorry when I said good-by to so many gentlemen from whom I had received so much disinterested kindness.
I am now about to leave the Southern States, after travel ling quite alone throughout their entire length and breadth, including Texas and the transMissis-sippi country, for nearly three months and a half, during which time I have been thrown amongst all classes of the population — the highest and lowest, and the most lawless.
Although many were very sore about the conduct of Ell bargain for its lasting at least all Lincoln's presidency.
Although I have always been with the Confederates in the time of their misfortunes, yet I never heard any person use a desponding word as to the result of the struggle.
When I was in Texas and Louisiana, Banks seemed to be carrying every thing before him, Grant was doing the same in Mississippi, and I certainly did not bring luck to my friends at Gettysburg.
I have lived in bivouacs with all the Southern armies, which are as disti
o constantly, and under so many disadvantages.
2d July, 1863 (Thursday).
We all got up at 3.30 A. M., and breakfasted a little before daylight.
Lawley in sisted on riding, notwithstanding his illness.
Captain -- and I were in a dilemma for horses; but I was accommodated by Major Clark (of this Staff), whilst the stout Austrian was mounted by Major Walton.
The Austrian, in spite of the early hour, had shaved his cheeks and cired his mustaches as beautifully as if he was on parade at Vienna.
Colonel Sorrell, the Austrian, and I arrived at 5 A. M. at the same commanding position we were on yesterday, and I climbed up a tree in company with Captain Schreibert of the Prussian army.
Just below us were seated Generals Lee, Hill, Longstreet, and Hood, in consultation — the two latter assisting their deliberations by the truly American custom of whittling sticks.
General Heth was also present; he was wounded in the head yesterday, and althoug h not allowed to command his brigade