sas Railroad soon.
There are some large sugar plantations here, and a great deal of sugar, and the Lord knows the people need the necessaries it might purchase in New-Orleans.
It is likely that many of the crops now in the fields will be lost, as the whites have gone with the confederate forces--been compelled to go — and the blacks have come within our lines.
They are a great source of annoyance to our army, but, under the act of Congress, and instructions from the powers that be, in Washington, they cannot be turned away.
They are good foragers.
Nearly every man in the expedition has a servant, even the privates.
Some of the officers have two or three.
The private soldiers are strictly forbidden to leave the ranks to snatch up unconsidered trifles, like fowls, pigs, sheep, and the like; but the negro, for the first time in his life, finds himself better than the whites, and levies his contributions at will.
Negroes from all along the route, come flocking to the lines with