rejoin the Southern army. He
was at the recent battle of Mur-
freesboro! A kindly fellow Keene
Richards � I�d like to see him
again! After cigars, ale,
champagne, brandy and chat
until near midnight, I left the
Harris�s; returned to the St
Charles & to bed.
11. Wednesday. Hither and
thither. With Howell aboard Com-
modore Farragut�s flag-ship Hart-
ford, being rowed thither in
boat. Then to hotel. Day spent
indiscriminately: at work during
the evening and night, as a mail
boat goes tomorrow. Ripley with
Dennison, Gray and Whittaker
in his room; Hayes and A. G.
Hills in mine in the evening. A. C.
came also, gorgeous in a $40 uniform
coat with brass buttons. (I