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onjecture. But be what it may, our camp to-night, (Camp Walker,) Sunday as it is, presents a scene of cheerful and active preparation, amounting almost to a jollification, at the idea of moving, not that our men are tired of camp life, but because there is a hope of active employment. Our regiment seems to prefer to be fighting to being stationed anywhere. One of our bashful young men was writing a letter for a married soldier to his wife, and was so delighted on hearing the order that he immediately closed the letter by saying "kiss all the children and believe me your loving husband" and signed his own name instead of his friend's to whose "dear wife" he had addressed the letter, and did not think of his mistake until he had sent the letter to the post-office. The monotony of camp life does not suit our hot and impatient Southern blood; they want action, excitement, and my word for it, they will give you a good account of themselves whenever called in the field. Dan.
Secretary Walker's letter, I hardly know what to write in the way of news, because I fully concur in the propriety of keeping all our movements and condition in the dark, and it must be apparent to every man. In the first place, it would certainly do us no good to underrate our own strength, and might be of infinite disadvantage to overrate it; while to publish the exact truth would be to show our hands, which, in all other games, is equivalent to yielding the victory, and I don't see why war is a game which should form an exception to the general rule. I can say, however, with great pleasure, that our regiment is still here satisfied in camp, and willing to march when and wherever ordered. The 5th Regiment South Carolina. Volunteers has been peculiarly blessed in point of health. We have now been in service since the 13th April, and have only lost one white man and one negro by death, either from sickness or accident; but our turn may come yet. We will see. Yours, &c., Dan.