not suiting him.
Col. Sale, Gen. Bragg's military secretary, told me to-day that the general would probably return from Wilmington soon.
His plan for filling the ranks by renovating the whole conscription system, will, he fears, slumber until it is too late, when ruin will overtake us!
If the President would only put Bragg at the head of the conscription business — and in time — we might be saved.
Bright and frosty.
Gold at $66 for one yesterday, at auction.
Major R. J. Echols, Quartermaster, Charlotte, N. C., says the fire there destroyed 70,000 bushels of grain, a large amount of sugar, molasses, clothing, blankets, etc. He knows not whether it was the result of design or accident.
All his papers were consumed.
A part of Conner's brigade on the way to South Carolina, 500 men, under Lieut.-Col. Wallace, refused to aid in saving property, but plundered it!
This proves that the soldiers were all poor men, the rich having bought exemptions or details!