Embarkation of Heintzelman�s Command.
the going aboard of the 22nd Mass., then to
City Hotel, to bed, and slept till 5. Then to
Telegraph Office. Saw Heintzelman: we to go
aboard tomorrow morning. A stroll. At the
sutler�s liquor store where I had been with
Heine and Pyne, I introduced myself and Hall
to a Capt. Hamilton of the 105th Penn. and Col.
Hayesx of the 63rd Penn., both of whom I saw
a good deal of, afterwards. Hamilton was a
good looking, intelligent young fellow; Hays an
old boy with a short, deep red beard, a heavy
coarse, moustache to match, an aquiline nose
and the aspect of an old campaigner. He proved
very hearty and kindly in his subsequent acquain-
tance to both Hall and myself, especially the
22. Saturday. Embarkation during a
rainy morning, on board the Kent, a Balti-
more-built steamer which used to ply from
that city to Annapolis. Got my horse aboard.
Waiting. Presently came Heintzelman, his wife,
daughter and staff with sundry ladies, bent on bid-
ding the heroes farewell. Among them were a Mrs
Captain Griffiths and a Miss Carroll (daughters to
a clerk in the supreme court of Washington), the
latter being decidedly pretty and resembling Matty
Edwards. She was the belle of the party and, of
course, knew it. To her did A. D. C. Johnson at-
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