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	Lieut. Col Wells:  Alf Waud:  news
		of Capt. Heine.
latter, before us, reporters, and others!  Hook-
er impressed me as a brave, self-confident
man, approbative and opinionative: I rather
liked him for his downspoken contempt of
the arch-humbug at the head of the army.  Hooker
was always for fighting � pushing ahead and
submitting the campaign to the test of decisive
battle.       He had undeniable pluck, whatever
might be his other qualifications as a general.
  After dinner Lieut-col Wells of the 1st Mass
appeared and Hills and I returned with him
to his regiment, where we were soon joined by
Alf Waud.          Loafed, listened, talked and
disputed, Wells and Waud being thick and
thin partisans of Mc Clellan, respecting whom
nothing short of a gag would have kept me si-
lent.         Among other topics broached was that
of Capt. Heine who, I heard, had recently
been arrested and sent to Fortress Monroe, for
having given or sold plans of our works at York-
town to civilians, I think newspaper people.
Waud abused the Prussian in his characteris-
tically indiscriminate manner, deriding his
military abilities, saying that a battery he
had constructed before Yorktown was utterly
useless � a remark which might have been applied
to all the others, for all the mischief they did
the enemy.     I liked Heine for past good               
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