a few poorly cultivated corn-fields, with here and there a cabin, the valley and hillsides would be overflowing with popuulation and wealth.
We returned from the site of the iron works by way of Trenton, the seat of justice of Dade county.
Reynolds and Sheridan are encamped near Trenton.
I feel better since my ride.
（Sunday.) Marched to Johnson's Crook, and bivouacked, at nightfall, at McKay's Spring, on the north side of Lookout mountain; here my advance regiment, the aird's division to near four hundred wagons, compelled us to select such positions as would enable us to protect the train, and not such as were most favorable for making an offensive or defensive fight.
It was now impossible for Brannan and Reynolds to reach us in time to render assistance.
General Negley concluded, therefore, to fall back, and ordered me to move to Bailey's Cross-roads, and await the passage of the wagon train to the rear.
The enemy attacked soon after, but were held in