im off from a new-found Dulcinea, and this same result happening once more, our hero returned to camp weary and disgusted and threw himself down to sleep.
Owing to some abnormal condition of mind or body, he was at the time much given to talking in his sleep and, dreaming himself on guard and inquiry made as to the commanding officer of the force, he electrified his half-slumbering companions by shouting out:
Halt! You want to know who commands this battery, do you?
Well, sir, General Susceptibility commands this battery, with a numerous staff of volunteer aides!
Poor fellow; but he was soon promoted to a captaincy and commanded a battery of his own, and doubtless avenged his grievous wrongs by perpetrating the like on his own boys upon occasion.
Very recently he received his last promotion, having fought a good fight for many years as a faithful Christian minister.
We saw no really hard service at Leesburg, though the activity of the force gradually increased.