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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 1 Browse Search
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y base device? O Northmen! answer, Nay! A cry goes up to heaven above from Eastern Tennessee, And Knoxville prays our conquering arms to set her people free; Shall we give up her patriot sons to Southern tyranny? O Northmen! answer, Nay! The noble West-Virginians foreswore the Richmond yoke, And braved the Old Dominion's power with sturdy hearts of oak; Shall Letcher and Jeff Davis, friends, their patriot ardor choke? O Northmen! answer, Nay! Remember Sumter's fearful siege, and noble Anderson! We kept our hands from brothers' blood — they fired the fatal gun: Shall we give up Virginia, the land of Washington? O Northmen I answer, Nay! Chorus. To arms! ye heroes of the nation! To arms I! and stay the conflagration! Come from high or lowly station! To arms! we'll conquer yet! Spiritualism at the white house. Washington, April 28, 1863. A few evenings since, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, was induced to give a spiritual soiree in the crimson room at t
A beautiful letter. Some time since a rebel by the name of Hardin was captured near Vicksburgh, with a letter written by a lady of one of the first families in Mississippi, residing near Lake Providence, which letter he was conveying to Mrs. Amy Anderson in a neighboring State. The writer of the letter speaks of her husband as Mr. P., and it appears that he was a man of considerable influence and standing. I send you the letter with extracts marked, in order that readers may see what spirit pervades the high-bred dames of this region. If any one imagines that the language used by the writer of this letter is unusual with high-born Southern ladies, let him inquire of the first returned officer or soldier he meets, and he will doubt no longer. The italics are mostly my own. Dearest Aunt: Mr. P. could not attend to Rob's business for the same reason that he dissuaded him from going, as Rob neglected to bring his proper papers, and without them, Mr. P. felt certain he could