two good stiff battles indignation meetings were not held if the regiment found itself in reserve.
We might say right here, however, that no battle was fought by the Army of Tennessee where we were overlooked, when a battery was to be captured or a line of battle attacked.
‘Oh, go on, Mike, don't ye know we'll be sent in. We're not voters, an' they'll want to save the Hoosier regiments so as to have as many men after the war as they can to vote.
Every last man of the colonels will be running for office,’ I heard one of the men of the Southern Celts
say on one occasion.
About evening of the sixth day the journey ended.
was covered by snow and the men without overcoats.
Crowds of soldiers came down to the river to see us land, and as many of these had never seen a zouave before, they were surprised beyond measure.
They took the baggy trousers for petticoats and one loud-mouthed Hoosier shouted: ‘Jeems, come over here and see the Loosyane wimmen soldiers.
All of you'ns come.’
Disgust was plainly discernible on the countenances of the men at being taken for women, and the remarks addressed to the country soldiers were not such as to be printable.
At last the 13th was at the front.