uife on the various efforts of the people along the route to do him honor.
At Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they stood in the cold an hour and a half awaiting his appearance.
Our division, he informs me, is understood to possess the chivalric and dashing qualities --which the people admire.
With all due respect, I suggested that dash was a good thing, doubtless, but steady, obstinate, well-directed fighting was better, and, in the end, would always succeed.
W. D. B., of the Commercial, Major McDowell, of Rousseau's staff, and Lieutenant Porter, called this afternoon.
My report of the operations of my brigade at Stone river was referred to. Bickham thought it did not do justice to my command, and I have no doubt it is a sorry affair, compared with the elaborate reports of many others.
The historian who accepts these reports as reliable, and permits himself to be guided by then through all the windings of a five-days' battle, with the expectation of finally allotting to each one of
hat a movement is contemplated.
General Negley called to-day, and remained for half an hour.
He is a large, rosy-cheeked, handsome, affable man, and a good disciplinarian.
I am going to have a horse-race in the morning with Major McDowell, of Rousseau's staff.
Stakes two bottles of wine.
When we entered Murfreesboro, nearly a year ago, the boys brought in a lame horse, which they had picked up on the road.
The horse hobbled along with difficulty, and for a long time was is liable to overreach; it was thus that his left fore hoof had been shattered.
To prevent a recurrence of the accident, I keep his hoof protected by leathers.
I believe he is the fastest horse in the Army of the Cumberland.
Major McDowell did not put in an appearance until after I had returned from my morning ride.
He brought Colonel Loomis with him to witness the grand affair; but as it was late, we finally concluded to postpone the race until another morning.
Some one h
y officers of Wood's and Negley's divisions were present.
After the review, and while the troops were leaving the field, Colonel Ducat, Inspector-General on General Roseerans' staff, and Colonel Harker, challenged me for a race.
Soon after, Major McDowell, of Rousseau's staff; joined the party; and, while we were getting into position for the start, Generall Wagner, who has a long-legged white horse, which, he insisted, could beat any thing on the ground, took place in the line.
McCook, Wood, what was expected of him, and as he went flying over the ground astonished me, as he did every body else.
Loomis, who professes to know much about horses, said to me before the race took place, Your's is a good-looking horse, but he can't beat McDowell's.
Before leaving the field, however, he admitted that he had been mistaken.
My horse was quicker of foot than he supposed.
Called on Colonel Scribner and wife, where I met also Colonel Griffin and wife; had a long conversation a