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quiring forty-eight hours to move two divisions with their trains five miles! Nothing could be much worse than that. The fastest way to move is never to move in wet weather. Midnight. . . . I am now at this present moment involved in a great many different orders for parties to move out at daybreak on reconnoissances. . . May 18, Sunday, 6 P. M., White House. . . . We leave here in the morning. Porter and Franklin march at four and eight A. M., headquarters at seven. We will go to Tunstall's, or perhaps a little beyond it, and will now soon close up on the Chickahominy and find out what secesh is doing. I think he will fight us there, or between that and Richmond; and if he is badly thrashed (as I trust he will be), incline to believe that he will begin to cry peccavi and say that he has enough of it, especially if Halleck beats him at Corinth. . . . Midnight (same letter). . . . I start early in the morning. . . . Those hounds in Washington are after me again.
eatest man our country has produced I was most violently attacked and maligned by the extreme radicals. I am willing that posterity shall judge between them and myself. On the 19th headquarters and the 5th and 6th corps advanced to Tunstall's Station, six miles from White House. The rain recommenced on this day, and through it I rode to Bottom's bridge and made a short reconnoissance. The enemy were there, but not in great force. The advanced guard was near New bridge. The camp at Tunstall's was the most beautiful we occupied during the campaign. Headquarters were on the summit of a hill, commanding a superb view in all directions. The country was highly cultivated, being covered with fine plantations. Towards Richmond large masses of troops were bivouacked, while towards the Pamunkey there were no signs of an army. The contrast between war and peace was vivid and most impressive. At night when the countless bivouac-fires were lighted the scene was grand and brilliant be