eutenant, all of the company's own choosing.
Called on General Dumont this morning; he is a small man, with a thin piping voice, but an educated and affable gentleman.
Did not make his acquaintance in West Virginia, he being unwell while there and confined to his quarters.
This is a peculiar country; there are innumerable caverns, and every few rods places are found where the crust of the earth appears to have broken and sunk down hundreds of feet.
One mile from camp there is a large and interesting cave, which has been explored probably by every soldier of the regiment.
General Buell is here, and a grand review took place to-day.
Since we left Elkwater there has been a steadily increasing element of insubordination manifested in many ways, but notably in an unwillingness to drill, in stealing from camp and remaining away for days.
This, if tolerated much longer, will demoralize even the best of men and render the regiment worthless.
e mysterious way are so disposed of that their masters never hear of them again.
It is possible the two saw-bones, who officiate at the hospital, dissect, or desiccate, or boil them in the interest of science, or in the manufacture of the villainous compounds with which they dose us when ill. At any rate, we know that many of these sable creatures, who joined us at Bowling Green and on the road to Nashville, can not now be found.
Their masters, following the regiment, made complaint to General Buell, and, as we learn, spoke disparagingly of the Third.
An order issued requiring us to surrender the negroes to the claimants, and to keep colored folks out of our camp hereafter.
I obeyed the order promptly; commanded all the colored men in camp to assemble at a certain hour and be turned over to their masters; but the misguided souls, if indeed there were any, failed to put in an appearance, and could not be found.
The scamps, I fear, took advantage of my notice and hid away, much to
She replied Pudin‘ an‘ tame.
So I called her Pudin‘, and she became very angry, so angry indeed that she cried.
The other little girls laughed heartily, and called her Pudin‘ also, and then asked my name.
I answered John Smith; they insisted then that Pudin‘ was my wife, and called her Pudin‘ Smith.
This made Pudin‘ furious, and she abused her companions and me terribly; but John Smith invested a little money in cherries, and thus pacified Pudin‘, and so got to Louisville without getting his hair pulled.
I saw no more of Pudin‘ until she got off the cars at Elizabethtown.
Going up to her, we shook hands, and I said, Good-by, Pudin‘.
She hung her head for a moment, and tried to look angry, but finally breaking into a laugh she said, I do n't like you at all any way, good-by.
The regiment in good condition, boys well; weather hot. General Buell arrived last night.
McCook's Division is here; Nelson, Crittenden, and Wood on
has been cut to pieces; that a dispatch to that effect has been received by General Buell.
Another insists that he has obtained a decided advantage, and is heating 'clock this morning.
Organized and adjourned to meet at ten to-morrow.
General Buell proposes, I understand, to give General Mitchell's administration of affairreme, more amiable and pleasant to look upon, but not less fatal to the cause.
Buell is likely to go to that.
He is inaugurating the dancing-master policy: By your
Turchin's policy is bad enough; it may indeed be the policy of the devil; but Buell's policy is that of the amiable idiot.
There is a better policy than either.
I am glad to hear that he discards the rose-water policy of General Buell under his nose, and is a great deal more thorough and severe in his treatmeave just concluded Colonel Turchin's case, and forwarded the proceedings to General Buell.
General Ammen for many years belonged to a club, the members of which
As General Ammen and I were returning to camp this evening, we were joined by Colonel Fry, of General Buell's staff, who informed us that General Robert McCook was murdered, near Winchester, yesterday, by a small band of guerruiting party this morning.
I am anxious to fill the regiment to a thousand strong.
General Ammen was at Buell's quarters this evening, and ascertains that hot work is expected soon.
The enemy is concentrating a heavy force betweeat all, simply to be social, and a thimble-full would answer his purpose as well as a barrel.
The court called on General Buell; he is cold, smooth-toned, silent, the opposite of Nelson, who is ardent, loud-mouthed, and violent.
emoralization of a regiment.
A little vine has crept into my tent and put out a handsome flower.
General Buell and staff, with bag and baggage, left this morning.
Ordered to move.
We are at Dech
e Confederate armies, and that, too, when our troops in force were lying but a few miles in the rear, ready and eager to be led into the engagement.
The whole affair is a mystery to me. McCook is, doubtless, to blame for being hasty; but may not Buell be censurable for being slow?
And may it not be true that this butchery of men has resulted from the petty jeolousies existing between the commanders of different army corps and divisions?
Encamped in a broken, hilly field, fiv
From Perryville to this place, there has been each day occasional cannonading; but this morning I have heard no guns.
The Cumberland mountains are in sight.
We are pushing forward as fast probably as it is possible for a great army to move.
Buell is here superintending the movement.
In the woods near Lebanon, and still without tents.
Bragg has left Kentucky, and is thought to be hastening toward Nashville.
We shall follow him. Having now twice traveled the road, the ma
is brilliant achievements, however, afford the people but temporary satisfaction, for, upon investigation, they are unable to find either the captives or the discomfited hosts.
I predict that in twelve months Rosecrans will be as unpopular as Buell.
After the affair at Rich mountain, the former was a great favorite.
When placed in command of the forces in Western Virginia, the people expected hourly to hear of Floyd's destruction; but after a whole summer was spent in the vain endeavor to chase down the enemy and bring him to battle, they began to abuse Rosecrans, and he finally left that department, much as Buell has left this.
Our generals should, undoubtedly, do more, but our people should certainly expect less.
At Tyree Springs.
Am the presiding officer of a court-martial.
The supplies for the great army at Nashville and beyond, are wagoned over this road from Mitchellville to Edgefield Junction.
Immense trains are passing continually.
igned to that position.
It is an important place, however, and one-too often held not merely by officers of inferior rank, but of decidedly inferior ability.
General Buell had a colonel as chief of staff, and, until the appointment of Garfield, General Rosecrans had a lieutenant-colonel or major.
To-night an ugly and most sinder him that assistance which, under other circumstances, either of them might do. These gentlemen dined with me. Harker and Wilder expressed a high opinion of General Buell.
Wilder says Gilbert is a d-d scoundrel, and responsible for the loss at Mumfordsville.
Harker, however, defended Gilbert, and is the only man I have ever het is enlivening the night, and trenching upon the Sabbath, by giving loose rein to his genius.
During the light baggage and rapid marches of the latter part of Buell's administration, together with the mishaps at Perryville, the string band of the Third was very considerably damaged; but the boys have recently resuscitated and