city, built on a sandy flat, and covering a deal of ground for its population, which is about 25,000.
I called on General Maury, for whom I brought a letter of introduction from General Johnston.
He is a very gentlemanlike and intelligent but d energy of the Mobilians, as it has been constructed since the commencement of the war. During the trip, I overheard General Maury soliloquizing over a Yankee flag, and saying, Well, I never should have believed that I could have lived to see the day in which I should detest that old flag.
He is cousin to Lieutenant Maury, who has distinguished himself so much by his writings, on physical geography especially.
The family seems to be a very military one.
His brother is captain of the Confederate steamer Georgia.
After landing, I partook of a hasty dinner with General Maury and Major Cummins.
I was then mounted on the General's horse, and was sent to gallop round the land defences with Brigadier-general Slaughter and his Staff.
by General Beauregard-viz., that ironclads cannot resist the plunging fire of forts, even though that latter can only boast of the old smooth-bore guns.
A Captain Maury took me on board the Richmond ironclad, in which vessel I saw a 7-inch treble-banded Brook gun, weighing, they told me, 21,000 lbs., and capable of standing a charge of 25 lbs. of powder.
Amongst my fellow-passengers from Richmond I had observed a very Hibernian-looking prisoner in charge of one soldier.
Captain Maury informed me that this individual was being taken to Chaffin's Bluff, where he is to be shot at 12 noon to-morrow for desertion.
Major Norris and I bathed in James Ri been trained into excellent and zealous Staff officers.
Lawley is to live with three doctors on the Headquarter Staff: their names are Cullen, Barksdale, and Maury; they form a jolly trio, and live much more luxuriously than their generals.
Major Moses tells me that his orders are to open the stores in Chambersburg by for