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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Nail-Kag hat. (search)
dat line I'll blow dat ar nail kag offen top of you head. It is hardly necessary to say the proprietor of the nail kag beat a hasty retreat. The following morning we were again placed on board a steamer, arriving late in the afternoon at Point Lookout. We disembarked on the wharf, where we remained all night without any shelter, exposed to the bitter blast coming up the bay, cutting into our very vitals. It was by long odds the roughest treatment we received. Though it was the month of June, it was very cold and we suffered much; sometimes we would lay down close together and get up to walk about to keep our blood in circulation. It would have taken a Mark Tapley to be jolly under such circumstances. The Federal officer into whose custodywe were delivered was a cross-looking customer. He carried a curious-looking grapevine stick, and with much roughness he had us all examined for money or articles contraband of war, preparatory to our being ushered into the prison pen which