re they had some opportunity of observing the feeling there, which they think is as ardently Southern as the most radical supporter of our cause could desire.
The successes of our arms around Richmond rekindled the fires of the 19th of April, 1861, and revived the hopes and expectations of those who have maintained their confidence unshaken in the ultimate triumph of the South in her struggle for independence.
Among others who called upon them during their sojourn in that city was Mrs. Frank Key Howard daughter of Francis S. Key, author of the "State Spangled Banner." The husband and one son of this lady are prisoners in Fort Warren, another son is confined at Camp Chase, Ohio, whilst five other sons, a son-in-law, and brother-in-law, are in the Confederate service.
A good record for one family.
They represent the Federal force at Winchester as small and under the command of Gen. Platt, who is not regarded by his subordinates as either a soldier or gentleman.
When they left