Bought a horse this day for $150—dapple brown color, off fore ankle & rear hind ankle white. On the move now. Don’t know where but think we are going to join the forces of Hill & Longstreet and attack Hooker. The confirmation of a rumor that Grant had been badly whipped before Vicksburg came last night. Great rejoicing in consequence. Camped last night about 4 miles from the town of Berlin. Marched until about 2 o’clock. Went into action at that time. Remained until 4 o’clock. Lost from our battery 1 man killed, … 1 man wounded … 3 horses wounded. Went to bed at 1 o’clock.