A great many soldiers here for many things--Lt. Col. Beach very gentlemanly--also Major Stephenson & Mr. Woodbridge & Col. Brown, Mr. Durand & Mr. Gregg &c here to dinner. Col. Henry Fearing & G. W. Barker here to see rifle pits. Mr. Carson came with orders to Col. Brown to move his regiment to Wheeling also to Col. Conine who came this morning and occupied above the house. Capt. Moore’s Independent Co. belongs to Conine’s regiment.
Both regiments were on the cars in half an hour & the battery was under way in fifteen minutes. Capt. Reed with an Independent Co. from [?] co. left in charge of this ford. After the officers were gone we invited the invalid squad to the table--a rebel prisoner named George Nolan of Shelby Co. Ky brought in by Scouts.