went flying off the top of the car. Turning to me he said, “Jack
, didn't something drop?”
I said I thought so, but guessed it wasn't best to stop the train to find out, and we never learned whether he landed or not.
We arrived at Augusta, Ga.
, on Sunday, and were marched to the park.
Here citizens visited us and we had a chance to talk with them.
The questions were about the same as at Petersburg
“What do you uns come down to fight we uns for?”
etc. Talk about Yankees being anxious to trade!
There was not a man, woman or child but wanted to barter with us. I sold a hat cord to a woman for twenty dollars, bought a dozen eggs for ten dollars, and invested the rest in a blackberry pie. I shall never forget that pie. The crust was ironclad, and I had to bombard it before I could get at the berries.
I ate the inside, but left the crust for the woman to fill again.
We took the cars at night, and next morning arrived at Macon
, where we left the train, and our men went on to Andersonville