ade his appearance.
Moved three miles nearer Louisville and encamped in a grove.
Have had much difficulty in keeping the men in camp; and this evening, to prevent a general stampede, ordered the guards to load their guns and shoot the first man who attempted to break over.
Have succeeded also in getting the officers to remain; notified them yesterday that charges would be preferred against all who left without permission, and this afternoon I put my very good friend, Lieutenant Dale, under arrest for disregarding the order.
In camp near Elizabethtown.
The road over which we marched was excellent; but owing to detention at Salt river, where the troops and trains had to be ferried over, we were a day longer coming here than we expected to be. The weather has been delightful, warm as spring time.
The nights are beautiful.
The regiment was greatly demoralized by our stay in the vicinity of Louisville, and on the march hither the boys were very