le to secure bundles of letters, written from various parts of the North to friends in the army.
In perusing these one cannot fail to be amused with the unaffected disclosures of truths and opinions found written and enlarged upon on paper — At Bull Run, Manassas, and Leesburg many of these epistles fell into our hands, all speaking more or less timidly and with battle hope for the Federal cause; but since the fall of Fort Henry, Donelson, &c., the character of sentiment has very much changed —within two miles of Richmond.
It is not known when McClellan will attack them.--We have a very large force of artillery with us, and have no idea of retreating one step back.
Our men are all anxious to advance, and don't mean to have any more 'Bull Run' fights.
Richmond must and will be ours in a short time.
A soldier's life in the field is a hard one, and it is using up a great many of our strong men."
"Wednesday Evening, May 28.--The report about Major Kelly was too true.
He was brig