ently a great-grandmother in Israel-climbed on the fence, clapped her hands, shouted for joy, and bressed de Lord dat dar was de ole flag agin.
To a colored boy who stole into our lines last night, with his little bundle under his arm, the Major said: Doesn't it make you feel bad to run away from your masters?
Oh, no, massa; dey is gone, too.
Reached Murfreesboro in the afternoon.
Men at work rebuilding the railroad bridge.
General Dumont returns to Nashville.
Colonel Lytle, of the Tenth Ohio, will assume command of our brigade.
My servant has imposed upon me for about a month.
He arises in the morning when he pleases; prepares my meals when it suits his pleasure, and is disposed in every thing to make me adapt my business to his own notions.
This morning I became so provoked over his insolence and laziness that, in a moment of passion, I knocked him down.
Since then there has been a decided improvement in his bearing.
The blow seems to have awakene
idemeat, and fresh bread better than hard crackers.
So that every time this dashing cavalryman destroys a provision train, their hearts are gladdened, and they shout Bully for Morgan!
Rumor says that Richmond is in the hands of our troops; and from the same source we learn that a large force of the enemy is between us and Nashville.
Fifteen hundred mounted men were within seventeen miles of Huntsville yesterday.
A regiment with four pieces of artillery, under command of Colonel Lytle, was sent toward Fayetteville to look after them.
The busiest time in the Provost Marshal's office is between eight o'clock in the morning and noon.
Then many persons apply for passes to go outside the lines and for guards to protect property.
Others come to make complaints that houses have been broken open, or that horses, dogs, and negroes, have strayed away or been stolen.
The men of Huntsville have settled down to a patient endurance of military rule.
of the column and move forward.
We anticipated no danger, for Rousseau and his staff were in advance of us, followed by Lytle and his staff.
The regiment was marching by the flank, and had proceeded to the brow of the hill overlooking a branch ofery opened in front with great fury.
Rousseau and his staff wheeled suddenly out of the road to the left, accompanied by Lytle.
After a moment spent by them in consultation, I was ordered to countermarch my regiment to the bottom of the hill we hayonets and move forward to meet him; but before we had proceeded many yards, I was overtaken by Lientenant Grover, of Colonel Lytle's staff, with an order to retire.
Turning into a ravine a few rods distant, we found an ammunition wagon, and, under a dropping fire from the enemy, refilled our empty cartridge boxes.
Ascertaining while here that Colonel Lytle was certainly wounded, and probably killed, I reported at once for duty to Colonel Len. Harris, commanding Ninth Brigade of our divi
erve him also, by advising him of all our movements.
They guide him to our detachments when they are weak, and warn him away from them when strong.
Were the rebel army in Ohio, and as bitterly hated by the people of that State as the Nationals are by those of Kentucky and Tennessee, it would be an easy matter indeed to hang upon the skirts of that army, pick up stragglers, burn bridges, attack wagon trains, and now and then pounce down on an outlying picket and take it in.
Colonel Lytle, my old brigade commander, called on me to-day.
He informed me that he had not been assigned yet. I inferred from this that he thought it utterly impossible for one so distinguished as himself to come down to a regiment.
His own regiment, the Tenth Ohio, is here, and nominally a part of my brigade, although it has not acted with it since Rosecrans assumed command of the Army of the Cumberland.
Under Lieutenant-Colonel Burke, it is doing guard duty at Department Headquarters.
attention of the boys to it he said: This sergeant is without a haversack; he depends on you for food; don't give him a bite; let him starve.
The General appears to be well pleased with his fortifications, and asked me if I did not think it looked like remaining.
I replied that the works were strong, and a small force could hold them, and that I should be well pleased if the enemy would attack us here, instead of compelling us to go further south.
Yes, said he, I wish they would.
General Lytle is to be assigned to Stanley Matthews' brigade.
The latter was recently elected judge, and will resign and return to Cincinnati.
The anti-Copperhead resolution business of the army must be pretty well exhausted.
All the resolutions and letters on this subject that may appear hereafter may be accepted as bids for office.
They havehowever, done a great deal of good, and I trust the public will not be forced to swallow an overdose.
I had a faint inclination, at one time, to follow
join the brigade.
On the way to the river I passed Colonel Stanley's brigade of our division.
The air was thick with dust.
It was quite dark when I crossed the bridge.
The brigade had started on the march hours before, but I thought best to push on and overtake it. After getting on the wrong road and riding considerably out of my way, I finally found the right one, and about ten o'clock overtook the rear of the column.
The two armies will face each other before the end of the week.
General Lytle's brigade is bivouacking near me. I have a bad cold, but otherwise am in good health.
We moved from Moore's Spring, on the Tennessee, in the morning, and after laboring all day advanced less than one mile and a quarter.
We were ascending Sand mountain; many of our wagons did not reach the summit.
With two regiments I descended into Lookout valley and bivouacked at Brown's Springs about dark.
Our transportation, owing to the darkness and extreme bad