out turning his gaze from the vista before him. Beyond this gentleman was a post of two cavalry videttes.
From this place we could get a very good view of one of the Rebel lines of earthworks; but there seemed very few men behind it. I could only notice one or two.
And so we rode back again past the perils of the keg cannon.
General Warren has a short leave, and General Crawford commands the Corps, to the indignation, I presume, of old cocks like Griffin and Ayres; for C. was doctor in Fort Sumter, and thus got a star, and thus is an old brigadier, and thus ranks the regulars G. and A. General Grant was on a flying visit to Washington to-day.
I like to have him down here: first, he gives a general balance and steadiness; then, what is most important, he can order — just order what groceries he pleases, and no questions asked behind the counter!
October 10, 1864
General Humphreys deserted us to-night, for a brief leave — no, of course I mean he went early this morning, having t