sent a flag of truce, asking a cessation of hostilities to bury their dead, which was granted.
was ordered to Camp Breckinridge to command the forces there, and returning to Danville
, I stopped in one of the churches, now a hospital, to see if I could recognize any old friend.
I found a number of glorious angels administering to the wants of the sick, and one especially, noted for her angelic qualities, Miss Mary Dunlap
, who assured us that whatever should be the fate of Kentucky
, her women would remain true to the South
The situation of the country around Camp Breckinridge, near Dick's River
, is on a hill-ridge with a natural fortification of shelving rocks, while on the north side is a deep ravine, making it impassable and unapproachable.
It is a strong place, but may be taken by the enemy getting in our rear by the Manchester pike
In that case we will probably go to Louisville
, which I think ought to have been done at first.
On Friday, the tenth, it commenced raining, and has continued nearly ever since, making it almost impossible for officers to write out their reports of the battle, or to get the casualties.
All of Hardee
's division has come up. here, and I suppose our whole army will concentrate at this point.
.--I have had no opportunity until now of getting a courier for Knoxville
, and as one is about leaving, I hasten to close.
Doc. 129.-the Morse magnetic telegraph.
Its Utility to General McClellan.
The following letter from Parker Spring
, Superintendent Construction
of United States Military Telegraph Lines, gives an interesting account of the services of the Morse
telegraph to the army, and of Gen. McClellan
's use of it: