ed to fire in many parts, being near the enemy; so that you have to stoop a good deal of the way. What did Biddle do but ride out by a road to the works, on horseback!
In consequence of which the whole skirmish line opened on him, and he returned, after his inspection, quite gasping with excitement.
As he was not hit, it was very funny.
If there is a wrong road, he's sure to take it. Lord Mahon (son of the Earl of Stanhope, who presided at that literary dinner I went to at London) and Captain Hayter, both of the Guards, were down here — Spoons rather, especially the nobil Lord.
October 7, 1864
There is a certain General Benham, who commands the engineers at City Point, and was up about laying out some works.
Channing Clapp is on his Staff.
You ought to see this Ginral.
He has the face and figure of Mr. Briggs and wears continually the expression of Mr. B. when his horse sat down at the band of music.
When he had got through all the explanations, which were sufficient to have