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	With Hays and Heichhold.
also that on the day on which he writes the
news of the blowing up of the Merrimac and
the capture of Norfolk has reached New York,
so that it has been an exciting day for all
hands.�     Back to Hays.        Hall off, on his
horse, desirous of finding Bement and the
6th Penn. cavalry.       I stayed till evening and
then rejoined Heichhold at his tent.        A heavy
storm of rain during the night.      Miserable
diarrh�h all day long, temporarily checked
at night by opium pills.       Felt wretched.
  21.  Wednesday.   To Hayes� hospitable
tent after breakfast, stayed awhile, returned
to Heichhold and wrote a letter to the Jeffer-
son Star for him.    Return of Hall, who had
found Bement and Wallington, the latter
sick and generally out of sorts.   A day�s 
loafing under canvas, there being but little wind
to temper the sweltering heat.       Over to Hays�
camp in the afternoon; lying on an �india-
rubber blnket, under a tree, talking with
the Colonel and others.   Just after supper came
an order from Brigadier General Jameson
based on a report that the pickets of the 87th
Penn. had been driven in by the enemy, in con-
sequence of which Col. Hayes set off with a
company or two on a reconnoisance, to return
about three house later.       All the regiment               
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