A young lady's Visit to a hospital.
--A correspondent of the Atlanta Intelligencer
, among other reminiscences of the camp, gives the following, in which a young lady and a sick soldier were the chief actors:
The doctor was doing the gallant to a number of ladies, who had visited his ward.
One of the young ladies, to whom he was most exquisitely agreeable, was distributing tracts to the convalescents.
She stopped by the bedside of a poor, thin, miserably dilapidated specimen of a sinner, a regular hospital rat, and began conversation with him:
"Poor fellow ! you have been sick a long time, I suppose ?"
"Yes,'m, I hain't bin with my redgement nigh enter a year; I only stood guard onest since I came out. I ain't had nary well day since I left.--"
"You should use your time to read these tracts and the Bible
, and try to be a good soldier for the next world.
Do you keep a diary?"
"Yes'm. I've had the direc
right peert about six months; that I hain't been fit for nothing, I talk a heap of truck and a power of doctor's stuff for hit; and now I have a powerful misery in my side, and a burtin in my back, and I hain't got nothin' what's done me ary good till yit,"