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 laid out a permanent work of the first class, the Meade rose with weariness, and eased his spirit by riding out and looking at my new camp-ground, and inspecting those everlasting redoubts.
Now that the camp is arranged, the Meade is dubious about moving: that's like him!
When we got to the extreme left, he thought he wo