and Louisiana troops collected — to the number of about nine thousand-had already become soldiers, in all the details of camp life; and went through it in as cheerful a spirit as if they had been born there.
In popular view, both Bragg and Beauregard were on probation as yet; and it was thought that upon the management of their respective operations depended their status in the regular army.
All was activity, drill and practice in this camp; and if the army of Pensacola was not a perfectlyr!
The seat of war's to be removed to Virginia and the capital to Richmond!
I stopped and looked at the colonel.
Was it the punch?
That's what the council this evening meant?
Just so. Bragg remains, but part of his garrison goes to Beauregard, in Virginia.
Trains to Montgomery will be jammed now, so we'd better be off. And, egad, sir!
I'm to get ready for the field.
Yes, sir, for the field!
Next morning the information that had filtered to me through the colonel's punch was an