In camp at Sinking Spring, Kentucky.
Thomas commands the Fourteenth Army Corps, consisting of Rousseau's, Palmer's, Dumont's, Negley's, and Fry's divisions; say 40,000 men. McCook has Sill's, Jeff C. Davis', and Granger's; say 24,000.
Crittenden has three divisions, say 24,000.
A large army, which ought to sweep to Mobile without difficulty.
Sinking Spring, as it is called by some, Mill Spring by others, and by still others Lost river, is quite a large stream.
It rises from the ground, runs forty rods or more, enters a cave, and is lost.
The wreck of an old mill stands on its banks.
Bowling Green is three miles southward.
When we get a little further south, we shall find at this season of the year persimmons and opossums in abundance.
Jack says: Possum am better dan chicken.
In de fall we hunt de possum ebbery night ‘cept Sunday.
He am mitey good an‘ fat, sah; sometimes he too fat.
We move at ten o'clock to-morrow.