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[349] cooked one day's rations—the last that was in the trains, there being two days rations already cooked. The quartermaster distributed the clothing among the men without taking any receipts. This clearly indicated that the end was at hand. Such gloom and despondency as existed among the men on this night I never before witnessed. A great many intended to leave, but the officers persuaded them to remain one day more, when they could leave honorably. Late in the night I retired—for the last time in Bryan's Battery. We had been under Lieutenant Fowlkes for some time, but Captain Bryan, who had been absent, reported on the evening of this day.

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