word was sent to General Meade, who ordered a regiment at once to proceed to the spot, and the sergeant to be arrested for not seizing the persons.
Who do you think they were?
Why, Captain Craig and Rosencrantz, taking an evening stroll!
Craig has no circulation and turns up his collar whenever the mercury falls below 70 degrees.
Rosie has a Swedish coat with three stars indicating a captain; hence the alarm!
This morning arrived a passing visitor, Major-General Doyle, commanding in Nova Scotia.
He is a Pat and is favorable to us,for a wonder; gave up the Chesapeake to us, you know.
He looks as funny as Punch; indeed just like Punch — a very red edition of him, with a stiff throttled aspect, caused by an apoplectic stock, five inches high.
He was a jolly old buck and much amused by a lot of civilians, who also had come up from City Point.
He called them T. G.'s, signifying travelling gents, and, whenever we came on a redoubt, with a good abattis, he would say to the T. G's: