h with the war as rapidly as possible. . . . I go out soon after breakfast to review Porter's division, about five miles from here.
I know you will be astonished, but it is true, that I went this evening to a fandango.
The regulars just in from Utah gave a little soiree to the other regulars; music, a little dancing, and some supper.
I went there intending to remain ten minutes, and did stay fully an hour and a half.
I met Mrs. Andrew Porter, Mrs. Palmer and her mother, Mrs. Hancock, and several other army ladies.
It was very pleasant to get among old acquaintances once more.
. . . You remember my wounded friend Col. Kelly, whom we met at Wheeling?
He has just done a very pretty thing at Romney — thrashed the enemy severely, taken all their guns, etc. I am very glad to hear it. . . . Our George they have taken it into their heads to call me. I ought to take good care of these men, for I believe they love me from the bottom of their hearts; I can see