From the camps.
--We are permitted to make extracts from a letter written by a servant now at Corinth
to his sister in this vicinity.
"I've bin havin a good time generally see a heap of fine country and plenty of purty gale.
This is a very rainy place is rainy wether, but we do very well any how. I have also been on the battle field and heard the bullets whit.
When the Yankees run
I got my sheer of what they left — got more clothes, blackets, over-coats, and razors, than I could . I've got on a Yankee shirt with two pockets.
I've got an jun Rubber cloke with two brass eyes, keeps the rain off like a meet in house.-- Ime made man since the battle, and and primed to try it agin.
It I can Yankee and git a gold watch and a pair of my trip will be made.
How other niggers do to stay at home while we soldiers are having such a good time out here in Massissippi, is more than I can tell.
Your borther, William.
William is a servant of Gen. Rates
, of this District, and is in attendance on a mess in the army.
Mr. Lewis Cover
, of this place, who has lately returned from Corinth
, confirms his statement, and says he ‘"raked a pile,"’ Ligg the great majority of our servants in the army, William shows his good sense by looking to present acquisitions rather than to dim visions of free nigger glory in a distant and uncertain future.-- Edgefield (S. C.) Advertiser.