133rd N.Y. an acquaintance of Hills.
He is an Englishman, has seen service
in the Crimea, travelled in Europe,
came to the U. S. about a year ago,
was in the peninsula, knows Mc Clel-
lan, believes in him, in flogging in the
army, thinks the Confederates won�t be
licked [words crossed out] but is generally
a good sort of fellow. He dined
with us. Anon the three of us accom-
panied him to his camp, at no great
distance, in the field to the right of
the Penitentiary. Whiskey and mar-
tial disquisitions � talk of the mis-
arrangement of the camps, Billy
Wilson and things in general. Col.
came back with us and we talked
over the peninsula campaign and
limited hot whiskey and water, the lat-
ter sweetened with brown sugar and
drank in lager-beer mugs. Abed
by about 12, and this time without
any expectation of untimely uprising.