er day, with occasional issues of rice and molasses, sugar and coffee.
The animals are in better plight than at any time since the war began — they are now getting five pounds of corn per day and six pounds of bay. During the winter Major Harmon has been acting Chief Quartermaster of the army, and the condition of the stock attest his peculiar fitness for the post of chief of forage, to which he has recently been assigned.
Brig. Gen. Wm. Malone, who has been absent from the army since January, on furlough, and in attendance upon the Legislature, returned to camp on Thursday last.
There is great complaint, and I think justly, among the officers about the ration bill.
Under the old law they could purchase as much as they deemed necessary, now they are allowed one ration and cannot buy any. The result is that none of the officers will be able to keep servants.
Surely Congress could not have been so demagogically as to mean this seriously, though it is said by some that such