lying down without your supper, upon a blanket if you had one, and upon the ground if you hadn't.
At dawn of day, having been perfectly refreshed by a hard shower, we started off on our march, without surgeon's call, and without breakfast.
At Moscow, we crossed Wolf river where it divides into two branches, making an island.
The branch nearest us was bridged; we passed over it to the island and pulled it up after us — the bridge, not the branch — in order that we might bridge the other.
Th admit that both horse and rider were distanced this time.
I am, dear sir,
Very truly yours, L. Dyer, Surgeon Eighty-first Illinois.
Colonel McMillen's letter.
headquarters, First brigade, First division, Sixteenth Army corps, Moscow, Tenn., June 24, 1864.
General: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the twenty-second instant, requesting me to give you a statement in writing, setting forth my views of the causes of our defeat at Brice's cross-