uld grasp or comprehend.
In 1855, during the rage of Know-Nothingism, he declared his opposition to the American Party, and stated the grounds of his objection, at Versailles, in one of his most forcible speeches.
In 1856 he removed to Chicago.
He complained that there was not room in Kentucky—that he had always been crowded.
He determined to fix his home by the bright waters of the lake, in the young and rising city of the West.
But his stay was not long.
He returned to Kentucky in August of the same year that he had left it, in order to manage a law-suit of great importance.
While in Lexington his friends, understanding that he was opposed to the election of Buchanan to the presidency, literally forced him to take the stump for the Whig ticket.
Again he canvassed the State, spoke day and night, and got to Versailles the very day of the election.
His exertions and exposure during the most imclement weather broke down his health.
He was attacked by a violent fit of pneumon
the President of this Association, in deference to the unusual attractions of the day, curtailed his annual address of its customary proportions.
Ten times since our last annual convocation has Death's pale flag been advanced within the lists of our Association, and as often has some member responded to the inexorable summons of the fell sergeant who bore it.
Henry Cranston, major and commissary of subsistence, died on, the 6th of last May.
On the 18th of the following August, D. B. Gillison, private in the Third company of Goodwin's brigade, South Carolina State troops, was borne to our Confederate section in the city cemetery.
There, nine days afterwards, we laid our battle-scarred companion, A. M. White, private in Company G, Tenth regiment Georgia infantry, Bryan's brigade, McLaw's division, Longstreet's corps, Army of Northern Virginia; and, within the sequent week, like sepulture was accorded to Earle L. Jennings, private in Company H, Third regiment Geor
determination to stint these poor, helpless creatures in retaliation for alleged neglect on the part of our own authorities!
Perished from starvation.
In August there were nine thousand six hundred and seven prisoners at Elmira.
The most scandalous neglect, says Mr. Keiley,
existed in providing food for the sick, aweek, the means of gratifying the cravings of hunger.
I have seen a mob of starving Rebs besieging the bone-cart and begging of the driver fragments on which the August sun had been burning for several days.
Of the brutal treatment of prisoners Mr. Keiley gives the following instances:
A sick boy having inadvertently stef the most harmless creatures in the pen. He was hailed by one of the guard while approaching his ward, ordered to stop, and shot dead while standing still.
In August the surgeons' consolidated report announced eighteen hundred and seventy scorbutic cases among ninety-three hundred prisoners--the result of the restriction to a