number of other regiments in the division, and in about fifteen minutes, after a tempest of cannonading and musketry, the Johnnies fled, leaving their dead and many of their wounded on the field.
The regiment lost here about fifteen killed and wounded. Only the right wing was engaged in this place.
Our men behaved perfectly.
Soon after this Arthur was appointed an Aid on the staff of General Meade, and came home on a short leave of absence early in August.
He rejoined the staff near Warrenton, and found the duties very pleasant.
He writes: Tell G—— not to feel any anxiety for my happiness, for I am far happier here than I could possibly be anywhere else.
I am more in my element and more at rest than I ever was before in my life.
I pray God I may always be as happy.
On the 24th of August he visited his regiment, which was then lying about nine miles from Headquarters.
He was last seen by a picket as he was returning, and for a long time he was supposed to have been captur