The Third is encamped five miles south of Louisville
, on the Seveth-street plank road.
As we marched through the city my attention was directed to a sign bearing the inscription, in large black letters, “negroes bought and sold.”
We have known, to be sure, that negroes were bought and sold, like cattle and tobacco, but it, nevertheless, awakened new, and not by any means agreeable, sensations to see the humiliating fact announced on the broad side of a commercial house.
These signs must come down.
The climate of Kentucky
is variable, freezing nights and thawing in the day. The soil in this locality is rich, and, where trodden, extremely muddy.
We shall miss the clear water of the mountain streams.
A large number of troops are concentrating here.