to take it. I do not apprehend that infantry will have much to do in taking it. It will have to be done mostly by artillery. They will have to work on them until their guns are Silenced and then our infantry will have to go and charge on their batteries and hold them. There has been some skirmishing since we came and several killed and wounded, but our regiment has been very fortunate so far as not one of them has been hurt by the rebels. The two armies are fireing on each other more or less every day but it has not amounted to a great deal yet.
Our regiment has just returned from picket. Our pickets and the rebels pickets are so close to each other in places that they can converse with each other. I will give you