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re morning. On Monday he was taken before Beauregard, whom he describes as a man on the best terms with the privates of his army, joking and talking with them quite as freely, at least, as with his officers, and enjoying little better accommodation than the common soldiers. At Headquarters he found a number of gentlemen and officers whom he knew personally, or by reputation. Among them were Senators Clingman, Chesnut, and Mason; Extra Billy Smith, Col. Miles, of South Carolina, and Col. Jordan, formerly of the War Department. This last-named gentleman boasted that he had received, before the attack at Bull Run, a cipher despatch from some well-informed person within our lines, giving full details of our movements, including the particulars of the plan of battle, the time at which operations would commence, and the number of our troops. Mr. Bing assured Gen. Beauregard that he was a naturalized Englishman, and requested that the privileges of a neutral might be accorded him,
26. only nine miles to the Junction. by H. Millard, company A, ‘71ST regiment, N. Y. S. M. Tune--The Other Side of Jordan. The troops of Rhode Island were posted along, On the road from Annapolis station, As the Seventy-first Regiment, one thousand strong, Went on in defence of the nation. We'd been marching all day in the sun's scorching ray, With two biscuits each as a ration; When we asked Gov. Sprague to show us the way, And “How many miles to the Junction?” chorus.--How many miles, how many miles, How many miles to the Junction? When we asked Gov. Sprague to show us the way, And “How many miles to the Junction?” The Rhode Island boys cheered us on out of sight, After giving the following injunction: “Just keep up your courage — you'll get there tonight, For 'tis only nine miles to the Junction.” They gave us hot coffee, a grasp of the hand, Which cheered and refreshed our exhaustion, We reached in six hours the long-promised land, For 'twas “only nine miles to