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[40] looked at me three different times, and then rising abruptly from the table, darted out into the crowd, and I saw no more of him. A few minutes after, I heard the people on the sidewalk raise a loud laugh at the expense of some one.

After eating a meal — the first since I had left camp-I went out into the crowd again, and called for the mayor, saying I wanted him to surrender the town. Again the bystanders raised a laugh, and called for some one to go for the mayor, as he was not present. They then began to joke me about our gunboats, saying the Yankees would never fight unless backed by them. I told them that General Mitchel had dry land gunboats, with steel soles and spring runners, and that he had used them with great effect at Bowling Green. One of the men said:

“ If you're a Yankee, show us a Yankee trick, and we will believe you.”

“Gentlemen,” said I, “I will do my best to show you one, before I leave this neck of timber.”

“ Where are you going?” said one.

“ Down the country,” I replied.

“ Look here, now,” one of the fellows pursued, “ you may as well own up and tell us where the captain is.”

“ What captain?” I asked.

“Why Captain Morgan, to be sure.”

“ Gentlemen,” said I, slowly, “you have waked up the wrong passenger. I belong to the Fourth Ohio Cavalry ;” and again the laugh rung out at my preposterous assertion.

In obedience to directions, my horse was brought out, and it was a favorable time to leave, as they were all in

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