On board Von Phul March 10th
I wrote to you from Louisiana, But as we are just on the point of going into the Yazoo Pass, from thence the deuce and Mr. Grant only knows. I hope you will consider it no intrusion to drop you these few lines. The report tell us that we go into the pass thence into Moon Lake, thence into Cold Water, thence the Tallahatchie, thence into Sunflower into the Yazoo River,by a kind of overland steamboat, mud puddle route unheard of but in the philosophy of modern warfare. Can you imagine the consternation which our advent into this unexplored part of Dahaney will create amongst the bulfrogs and Alligators whose peaceful dreams have hither to been undisturbed since this map of clay was sent on it - voyage around the sun. But excelsion is our mottoe and with the slight variation onward & downward we dive into the ribiguitous swamps of Miss. without so much as saying by your
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