r of the slaveholding States, and with the state of feeling then existing and cherished, they had nothing to expect but to be dwarfed and oppressed, judging of the future by the past.
Indeed, an armed invasion of Virginia had been just made by John Brown, with the avowed purpose of exciting servile insurrection, and although suppressed by the United States and State forces, it excited no such outburst of horror and denunciation at the North as it might reasonably be expected to have done.
On td to have been considered more as a martyr perishing in a great and holy cause, than a criminal seeking to excite a servile war, whose victims were to be women and children.
The tolling of bells and the firing of minute guns upon the occasion of Brown's funeral; the meeting houses draped in mourning, as for a hero; the prayers offered, the sermons and discourses pronounced in his honor, as for a saint — all are of a date too recent and too familiarly known to require more than this passing all
ne changed hands at these camp-fires, mingled with much I told you so about the last battle.
Alexanders simply swarmed, so waiting for marching Orders.
numerous were those who could solve the Gordian knot of success at sight.
It must interest those strategists now, as they read history, to see how little they really knew of what was taking place.
When this slight matter of the proper thing for the army to do was disposed of, some one would start a song, and then for an hour at least John Brown's body, Marching along, Red, white, and blue, Rally ‘round the flag, and other popular and familiar songs would ring out on the clear evening air, following along in quick succession, and sung with great earnestness and enthusiasm as the chorus was increased by additions from neighboring camp-fires, until tired Nature began to assert herself, when one by one the company would withdraw, each going to his hut for two or three hours rest, if possible, to partially prepare him for the toils o
t, Winfield, 23,250,252
Seneca, Md., 404
Sheridan, Philip H., 139, 267,293, 372
Sherman, William T., 239-40,246, 263,286,353-54,362,364,366, 384,400,403-4,406
Sibley, Henry, 46-47
Sick call, 172-76
Sickles, Daniel E., 157,406
Smith, Andrew J., 263
Smith, E. Kirby, 160
Soldier's Aid Society, 85
Songs: Abraham's Daughter, 215; The battle Cry of freedom, 38, 42,335; Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean, 38,335; Dead march, 158; John Brown's body, 335; Marching along, 335; Pleyel's Hymm, 158; Raw recruit, 215; The star-spangled banner, 42; Sweet by and by, 137; When Johnny comes marching home, 71,193; Yankee Doodle, 42
Southside Railroad, 350
Stevensburg, Va., 163, 181
Suffolk, Va., 403
Sugar Loaf Mountain, Md., 404
Swain, Charley, 248-49
Tents, 46-57,61-72,90-91, 300-302, 336-37,353
Thomas, George G., 259,262,404
Townsend, Edward D., 188,255-56