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The Daily Dispatch: April 1, 1862., [Electronic resource], An English opinion of the War in America. (search)
o go; but I have dreamed that: he considered himself the youngest of the young, and that he would lead them." He pronounced a teaching on upon his chivalric and military qualities, and cropped a soldier's ear to Louisiana's offering on the altar of liberty. He mentioned a circumstance of historical interest in connection with his death. He said the battalion under Col. Righter, with his reprobation, had sent a challenge to the Yankees to select five hundred of their side, regulars or volunteers, and they would test with them on any ground whether they had to won Draux's blood on worthily; "and," raid the General, determined that if it were accepted. I would join them with my musket and knapsack --for I make a capital private — and share their fate. The challenge, however, was never accepted; but in all the marches and a tempts I have made to engage the enemy, I placed this battalion purposely in a position where they might avenge the death of Dreux, if an opportunity occurred."