rom Breckenridge's command strayed into our lines to-day.
Colonels Hobart, Taylor, Nicholas, and Captain Nevin spent the afternoon with me.
The intelligence from Hooker's army is contradictory and unintelligible.
We hope it was successful, and yet find little beside the headlines in the telegraphic column to sustain that hope.
The German regiments are said to have behaved badly.
This is, probably, an error.
Germans, as a rule, are reliable soldiers.
This, I think, is Carl Schurz's first battle; an unfortunate beginning for him.
The arrest of Vallandingham, we learn from the newspapers, is creating a great deal of excitement in the North.
I am pleased to see the authorities commencing at the root and not among the branches.
I have just read Consul Anderson's appeal to the people of the United States in favor of an extensive representation of American live stock, machinery, and manufactures, at the coming fair in Hamburg.
Friend James made a lon
ood dinner, Scotch ale and champagne, and a very agreeable time.
Colonel Hegg, the dispenser of hospitalities, is a Norwegian by birth, a Republican, a gentleman who has held important public positions in Wisconsin, and who stands well with the people.
In the course of the table talk I learned something of the history of my friend Hobart.
He is an old wheel-horse of the Democratic party of his State; was a candidate for governor a few years ago, and held joint debates with Randall and Carl Schurz.
He is the father of the Homestead Law, which has been adopted by so many States, and was for many years the leader of the House of Representatives of Wisconsin.
All this I gathered from Colonel Hegg, for Hobart seldom, if ever, talks about himself.
I imagine that even the most polished orator would obtain but little, if any, advantage over Hobart in a discussion before the people.
He has the imagination, the information, and the oratorical fury in discussion which are likely to capti