It is too late; now I wish I could live.
I can do nothing with the enemy save observe him.
If I have any choice I would prefer Western Troops.
I am disgusted and worn out with the system that seems to prevail.
I am willing to serve my country, but do not wish to sacrifice the brave men under my command.
Found everybody in a terrible state of excitement on account of the enemy's advance upon this place.
If the regulars are to be put together, I believe they would prefer me to the other Cavalry Commanders.
I have not been able to get any grain yet. It is all in the country, and the people talk instead of working.
The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme.
General: I attempted to take Williamsport yesterday, but found too large a force of infantry and artillery. After a long fight, I withdrew to this place.