ker affected to think quite unaccountable.
Colonel Dodge, commanding the Second Brigade of Johnson's division, called this afternoon.
The Colonel is a very industrious talker, chewer, spitter, and drinker.
He has been under some tremendous hot firing, I can tell you!
Well, if he don't know what heavy firing is, and the d-dest hottest work, too, then there is no use for men to talk!
The truth is, however much other men may try to conceal it, his command stood its ground at Shiloh, and never gave back an inch.
Every other brigade faltered or fell back, damned if they didn't; but he drove the enemy, got 'em started, other brigades took courage and joined in the chase.
At Stone river he drove the enemy again.
Bullets came thicker'n hail; but his men stood up. He was with 'em.
Damned hot, you better believe!
Well, if he must say it himself, he knew what hard fighting was. Why, sir, one of his men has five bullets in him; dam‘ me if he hasn't five!