“Wherever the expedition passed the contrabands joined them. Some of them on “Massa’s mules,” some on “Massa’s horses,” others in “Massa’s wagons and carts,” others still on foot. Everywhere the Federal troops passed they were hailed by these persecuted people


“Having done everything to cripple the enemy that the usages of war allowed and refrained as much as possible from disturbing private property or alarming peaceably disposed inhabitants, General Potter about five o’clock in the afternoon issued orders to start