not, however, build largely on the Eastern army.
It is an excellent body of men, in good discipline, but for some reason it has been unfortunate.
When we hear, therefore, that the Eastern army is going to fight, we make up our minds that it is going to be defeated, and when the result is announced we feel sad enough, but not disappointed.
Generals Rosecrans, Negley, and Garfield, with the staffs of the two former, appeared on the field where I was drilling the brigade.
General Roseclrans greeted me very cordially.
I am satisfied that those who allow themselves to be damned once without remonstrance are very likely to be damned always.
I aim becoming quite an early riser; have seen the sun rise every morning for two weeks. Saw the moon over my right shoulder.
lucky month ahead.
Am devoting a little more time than usual to my military looks.
Colonel Moody, Seventy-fourth Ohio, has resigned.
This afternoon I received orders to be in readiness to m