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chester; encamped near Darkeville. July 4.--Start to Martinburg; Yanks had left in a hurry; lots of plunder; rested, and then on to Baltimhem, though they may improve on acquaintance. Made Frederick City; Yanks fell back as we advanced, and gave us battle on Monocacy River; we,t $250,000), and on to battle-field; saw plenty of dead and wounded Yanks lying about. Our loss must have been considerable from the number e can't help ourselves. Kelly and Roddy to hospital at Winchester; Yanks said to be just ahead of us; look sharp for to-morrow. July 26-- how I do wish it would come down for a twenty-four hours stretch. Yanks said to be cautiously advancing; all of them across the Potomac. s each for pistol-cartridge; at those prices I can't afford to kill Yanks for Jeff, unless he gives scalp money. August 21.--Daylight starwe had started yesterday expecting to surprise and bag a brigade of Yanks; that they had driven our cavalry and would have got our wagon trai
city at all hazards, have ignominiously abandoned their works around the Kenesaw, and at the present writing the detested Yanks are cooking sow-belly in the Valley City. As predicted in my last, Sherman has again outflanked Johnston, and as a naturthey became more bold, and windows and doors were gradually opened. Little children would run out and inquire if we were Yanks, and gaze on us with childish simplicity. All day long and far into the night, solid bodies of infantry marched, long the woods in great disorder. In half an hour after a superior force came down boldly, bent upon dislodging the impudent Yanks from their picket post, but at last accounts our troops were settling the dispute with leaden messengers, and the prospeced upon our men. The rebels instantly sprang up, and, holding up both hands, to show their innocence, exclaimed, Hold on, Yanks, it wasn't us, it was the Major; now get into your pits, as he says we must open fire. Another of many instances: Thre
ing along the line, pushing the rebels back to the Port Walthal Railroad. Here the Secesh had taken advantage of the railroad embankment, and our forces were received with a volley. General Heckman was wounded in the little finger of his right hand by a Minie ball, which passed through his coat, trowsers, saddle flap, and killed his horse. General Heckman opened on them with two pieces of artillery. This the rebels thought unfair, as they had no cannon, and called out to our men, Hold on Yanks, till to-morrow, and then we will get our guns up. The object being simply a reconnoissance, and General Heckman being instructed on no account to bring on a general engagement, as the right of our line had not got into position, he withdrew his brigade. The rebs charged after him but were handsomely repulsed twice, and our men returned to camp having eight killed, and forty wounded. It was ascertained. that there was quite a force there — at least two brigades. During last night train
to the enemy, not so grave, and others of a grim kind of jollity. For example, a man would sing out from behind our breastworks the signal of attack, Forward, guide centre, whereupon the rebels, plainly hearing all that we said, would start up from behind their parapet, and our men, just peering above their pits and drawing a bead on the uprising rebels, would bring many a one down with a bloody gift, despatched with unerring aim. Or again, one of the rebels calling a parley, would cry out: Yanks, aint it about your time to cook coffee? Yes, replies Yank. Then, rejoins Mr. Rebel, if you won't shoot while I make my johnny-cake, I won't shoot while you make your coffee. Where-upon the culinary truce was observed with scrupulous fidelity. It is in such ways that grim-visaged war, of a time, smooths his wrinkled face. The hours of afternoon passed away with no more of action than is indicated in the previous recital; five o'clock, the favorite rebel hour of attack, had gone by, an