left food in abundance where we could get it. The old master came in twice, but not having been introduced we held our peace.
At night Dick
came for us and took us to his house.
He had invited his friends, and the house was full.
They sang to us, and, besides giving us a nice supper, they packed a haversack with bread and meat for us to take.
Being on the main road, we thought it best not to take a guide, but found travelling quite difficult, as the road was lined with refugees fleeing from Augusta
, and we often had to flank them, which made our progress slow.
Morning found us about fifteen miles from Augusta
We hunted up a negro, and using Dick
's name for reference, he put us into the second story of a barn.
We climbed up on a plank which he removed so no one could get at us, neither could we get out. Through the cracks of the barn we could see men, single and in companies, going to join General Bragg
's army at Augusta
The negro said that Sherman
was expected there, and our plan was to get as near as possible, wait until the city was taken, then enter.
One night more and we would be within a few miles of our destination.
When it became dark our man put up the plank and we came down.
We made about ten miles that night.
The settlements were growing thicker and the roads and woods were full of refugees.
We halted at a cabin where they were having a first-class minstrel show.
The negroes were seated in a circle around the fireplace and the old banjo was a-ringing.
We walked into the room.
The music ceased, and they thought the d--1 had come.
We explained our position and asked them to care for us. While they were anxious to do so, they could not make up their minds where would be a