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	The �Richland Rifles.�
year, now occupied by the troops as extempo-
rized barracks.        After a not very successful
crossing a pond of sea-water, which lay between
us and one of these buildings, we reached the quar-
ters of the �Richland Rifles.�       These were in
and adjacent to the Pinckney House, a spacious
wooden hotel with the piazza common to all
southern houses.   In a villa, on the near side of
the hotel, we found Captain Dan Miller and
a score or so of his corps, who gave us a very 
hospitable welcome, all being �Columbia boys,�
and most of them familiar with Babbage, who
had once been postmaster at South Carolina�s
picturesque and pretty capitol.       They were seat-
ed in a parlor, with a log-fire on the hearth, and
had just finished dinner, the remains of which
were on the table.  We smoked awhile, adjourned
to an adjacent refectory, drank and ate, and
obtained innumerable introductions.  At 4 �
P. M. the company turned out to drill and
dress-parade, the first in front of the Pinck-
ney House, when Speck came out of the ranks
and talked with him.      Anon they all marched
to tap of drum over the sand-hills to the
Moultrie House, where the other companies were
on parade, some in uniform, some not.               
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