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ence. Proudly had they vindicated the historic fame of their section at Manassas, and now they had again formed to say "good, bye" to their loved leader. The glow which brightened their faces and lit up their flashing eyes in the fire of battle was gone, and sadness settled upon their sorrowful expression. They looked like children separating from a father, and, striking indeed to those who saw those brave men in the battle, was the contrast in their bearing then and on to-day. On the 21st they had seen their own friends and kindred fall, and sternly fought on without shedding a single tear, or subordinating the duties of patriotism to the impulses of private grief; but now no foe pressed upon them, and that softness which ever accompanies true and tested courage asserted its away. No newspaper correspondents have daily stunned the popular ear with even justice to this glorious brigade, and, with the modesty of real merit they have not chosen to blazen their own deeds. But th
y through the fight, but through the cowardice of his masters, fell into the hands of the enemy. On account of his jaded appearance and his many wounds, he was turned out to graze. There he stands beneath the tree in the meadow trying to shelter him self from the rain. Some time ago a party of young fellows got the old horse for a short ride in the country. Procuring a wagon, they hitched up and started off as merrily as possible. A Richmond boy, who had seen the horse perform on the 21st, determined to play a trick, and so stationed himself behind a tree on the road where they would pass, Along came the old horse at the top of his speed, drawing the rattling wagon with its merry load until opposite the tree where the trickster was bidden. Stepping out, he shouted "Halt" In a loud tone. The horse "halted" as suddenly as if stopped by a cannon ball, and instantly wheeled to the left to unlimber. Over went the wagon, and over went its load, measuring their length in the dirti
Resignation. Col. Alfred M. Barbour, of Jefferson county, has resigned his seat in the State Convention, and an election to supply the vacancy will be held on the 21st of this month Col. B. is at present serving in the army of Virginia.