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e demoralization of a regiment. August, 22 A little vine has crept into my tent and put out a handsome flower. General Buell and staff, with bag and baggage, left this morning. August, 25 Ordered to move. August, 29 We are at Decherd, Tennessee. I am weak, discouraged, and worn out with idleness. The negroes are busily engaged throwing up earth works and building stockades. To-night, as they were in line, I stopped a moment to hear the sergeant call the roll, Scipio McDonald. Here I is, sah, Caesar — Caesar McDonald. Caesar was ‘sleep las' I saw ob him, sah. These negroes take the family name of their masters. The whole army is concentrated here, or near here; but nobody knows anything, except that the water is bad, whisky scarce, dust abundant, and the air loaded with the scent and melody of a thousand mules. These long-eared creatures give us every variety of sound of which they are capable, from the deep bass bray to the most attenuated whinny.