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                      At Cold Harbor.
and telegraphed to New York to that effect,
after some official bother to procure permission.
I wrote also to the Tribune a brief letter about
the Hanover Court-House fight, the news obtained
from Haslett, the Postmaster, and his men.  To
a doctor�s tent for anti-diuretic pills.  Then back
to Hall, and as it grew dark to the road again.
McClellan�s headquarters, at this time, consti-
tuted a complete camp, across a wide field,
and behind a house; except the friendly postmas-
ter everybody about it was uncivil and objection-
able, especially to �a Tribune man�, indeed
we who belonged to the paper, were snubbed and
cold-shouldered by the partisans of the bogus
�little Napoleon� on every possible occasion.  Hall
and I intended to return to the camp of the
friendly Pennsylvanians, Hall resolving to set
out on his return to New York in the morning,
despite my solicitations that he should remain
and sketch on his own account, sending draw-
ings to the Illustrated London and New York
News and Harpers�.  But my companion was
sick of the business and no wonder.  I, however,
resolved_ to push on, all the time buoying myself
up with the hope that we should be in Richmond
in a week or two, for everybody expected a deci-
sive battle and was confident as to the result.               
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