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Text for Page 102 [07-10-1862]

                 Departure of Gen. Stevens for
                                       Virginia � 

way of Richmond.
    11.  Friday.  Scribbling.  A talk with Gen.
Stevens at Gen. Hunters headquarters.  He
was under orders to repair to Virginia with
10 regiments and asked my opinion of Mc
Clellan and others, also of the army of the
Potomac.  Much talk of what had trans-
pired before Richmond, and I heard of the
deal of Col. Black of the 72nd Penn. whose
head had been blown off by a shell.  In-
doors.  A grand storm of thunder and light-
ening; Halpine and Stockton out yachting
in it.  When they came back they brought
with them a dead �chicken snake� as the
negroes called it.
   12.  Saturday.  Intending to go to Beau-
fort with Fessenden.  To Ellwell�s, and to
the quarters of Rice and Thompson.  The
latter and Hay accompanied me down the
long pier to witness the departure of the
�Highland� Regiment and of Gen. Stevens, a
very lively and exciting scene.  The Staten-
Islander had departed for Beaufort an
hour before, under command of Capt. Clif-
ton, Phillips being under arrest for blazing
away with his revolver at a man on the deck
of a vessel loaded with shot, shell and am-               
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