e report may be unfounded.
I should be sorry indeed to be separated from the regiment.
I have been with it now two years, and to lose it would be like losing the greater number of my army friends and acquaintances.
The incident of the day, to me at least, is the departure of the Third.
It left on the two P. M. train for Nashville.
I do not think I have been properly treated.
They should at least have consulted me before detaching my old regiment.
I am informed that Colonel Streight, who is in command of the expedition, was permitted to select the regiments, and the matter has been conducted so secretly that, before I had an intimation of what was contemplated, it was too late to take any steps to keep the Third.
I never expect to be in command of it again.
It will get into another current, and drift into other brigades, divisions, and army corps.
The idea of being mounted was very agreeable to both officers and men; but a little experience in that branch of the
tation of American live stock, machinery, and manufactures, at the coming fair in Hamburg.
Friend James made a long letter of it; and, I doubt not, drank a gallon of good Dutch beer after each paragraph.
The Confederate papers say Streight's command was surrendered to four hundred and fifty rebels.
I do not believe it. The Third Ohio would have whipped that many of the enemy on any field and under any circumstances.
The expedition was a foolish one. Colonel Harker, who knows StrStreight well, predicted the fate which has overtaken him. He is brave, but deficient in judgment.
The statement that his command surrendered to an inferior force is, doubtless, false.
Forrest had, I venture to say, nearer four thousand and fifty than four hundred and fifty.
The rebels always have a great many men before a battle, but not many after.
They profess still to believe in the one-rebel-to-three-Yankee theory, and make their statements to correspond.
The facts when ascertained will,