, three-quarters of a mile from the town.
General Longstreet and his Staff at once received me into their mess, and I was introduced to Major Fairfax, Major Latrobe, and Captain Rogers of his personal Staff; also to Major Moses, the Chief Commissary, whose tent I am to share.
He is the most jovial, amusing, clever son of Israel I ever had the good fortune to meet.
The other officers of Longstreet's Headquarter Staff are Colonel Sorrell, Lieutenant-colonel Manning (ordnance officer), Major Walton, Captain Goree, and Major Clark, all excellent good fellows, and most hospitable.
Having lived at the headquarters of all the principal Confed-erate Generals, I am able to affirm that the relation between their Staffs and themselves, and the way the duty is carried on, is very similar to what it is in the British army.
All the Generals-Johnston, Bragg, Polk, Hardee, Longstreet, and Lee — are thorough soldiers, and their Staffs are composed of gentlemen of position and education, who h
Longstreet's corps had to bring up the rear.
During the morning I made the acquaintance of Colonel Walton, who used to command the well-known Washington Artillery, but he is now chief of artillery tt I was accommodated by Major Clark (of this Staff), whilst the stout Austrian was mounted by Major Walton.
The Austrian, in spite of the early hour, had shaved his cheeks and cired his mustaches as in disposing the troops for the attack, I rode to the extreme right with Colonel Manning and Major Walton, where we ate quantities of cherries, and got a feed of corn for our horses.
We also bathed bly in the flames.
Colonel Sorrell had been slightly wounded yesterday, but still did duty.
Major Walton's horse was killed, but there were no other casualties amongst my particular friends.
Theculties seem to make no, other impression upon him than to make him a little more savage.
Major Walton was the only officer with him when I came up-all the rest had been put into the charge.