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n of womenkind and a certain force of the male sex; that they would arrive in an hour or so, and that we would please rather to entertain them pretty well!
We telegraphed to the 5th Corps to turn out some troops, and to General Wright, to say we were coming that way, and ordered out ambulances to go to the station, and turned out officers to go over also.
Your hub, not without growls of a private sort, girded his-self with a sash and ordered the charger saddled.
In due time they kim: Colonels Badeau and Babcock to guide them.
As sort of chief of the honorable committee of reception, I took off my cap and was solemnly introduced to twelve distinct ladies, whose names I instantly forgot (ditto those of distinguished gentlemen accompanying), all except Mrs. General Grant, who was, of course, too well known to slip from memory.
However, at the end of the day, I began to have a flickering and vague idea who some of them were. . . . Then Miss Stanton — of course I was brilliant about h
eys to press the pursuit, and all waggons were ordered out of the road, that the 6th Corps might close in immediately on his rear.
Away went the General again, full tilt, along the road crowded by the infantry, every man of whom was footing it, as if a lottery prize lay just ahead!
A bugler trotted ahead, blowing to call the attention of the troops, while General Webb followed, crying, Give way to the right!
Give way to the right!
Thus we ingeniously worked our way, amid much pleasantly.
Fish for sale!
roared one doughboy.
Yes, joined in a pithy comrade, and a tarnation big one, too!
The comments on the General were endless.
Yes, that's him.
Is he sick?
I expect he is; he looks kinder wild!
Guess the old man hain't had much sleep lately.
The heavy artillery firing we had earlier heard, now had suddenly ceased, and there was a perfect stillness — a suspicious circumstance that gave us new hope.
Somewhat before noon we got to General Humphreys, some five mi