well dressed, handsome ladies are plentiful; the fare is good, and the charge at the Charleston hotel is eight dollars a day.
9th June, 1863 (Tuesday).
A Captain Feilden came to call upon me at 9 A. M. He is an Englishman, and formerly served in the 42d Highlanders.
He is now in the Confederate army, and is on the staff of General Beauregard's army.
I remember his brother quite well at Sandhurst.
Captain Feilden accompanied me to General Ripley's office, and at 12 o'clock the latter officer took us in his boat to inspect Fort Sumter.
Our party consisted of an invalid General Davis, a Congressman named Nutt, Captain Feilden, the general, and myself.Captain Feilden, the general, and myself.
We reached Fort Sumter after a pull of about three-quarters of an hour.
As Fort Sumter must be in a very different state now to what it was when I saw it, I think there can be no harm in describing the fit as it then stood.-Nov., 1863. This now celebrated fort is a pentagonal work built of red brick.
It has two tiers of casem