ankees, among whom all again was quiet.
Towards the end of the month we received the visit of another Englishman, Captain Bushby, who turned out a warm admirer of Confederate principles, and a stanch sympathiser with the cause; and though he made but a short stay with us, ere he left he had become a general favourite at headquarters.
Captain Bushby had just run the blockade into Charleston, after an exciting chase by the Federal cruisers, and could only spare a few days to look at our army ability, and was much pleased with the present, promising to use it regularly.
During the conversation which ensued, Captain Bushby asked the General for his autograph — a request which was at once granted; but in the act of writing, a blot fell on the paper, which was immediately thrown on the floor as useless.
Bushby, however, picked it up and carefully treasured it in his pocket; and Jackson, noticing this action, said, with a modest smile, Oh Captain, if you value my simple signature so mu