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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
ls of the North. The Southerners generally appear to estimate highest the northwestern Federal troops, which com pose in a great degree the armies of Grant and Rosecrans; they come from the States of Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, &c. The Irish Federals are also respected for their fighting qualities; whilst the genuine Yankees and Germans (Dutch) are not much esteemed. I have been agreeably disappointed in the climate of Tennessee, which appears quite temperate to what I had expected. 4th June, 1863 (Thursday). Colonel Richmond rode with me to the outposts, in order to be present at the reconnoissance which was being conducted under the command of General Cheetham. We reached the field of operations at 2 P. M., and found that Martin's cavalry (dismounted) had advanced upon the enemy about three miles, and, after some brisk skirmishing, had driven in his outposts. The enemy showed about 2,000 infantry, strongly posted, his guns commanding the turnpike-road. The Confederate infa