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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 10 0 Browse Search
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t Bacon Creek, the other day, which illustrates the character of the secessionists, and the vigorous policy pursued by Gen. McCook. A man named Buz Rowe lives down in this region. He was early afflicted with the secession fever, and when the resome time before Buz could get a Union man to go to the camp with him, but finally, in company with such, he called on Gen. McCook, and asked for the privilege of taking the oath and obtaining a pass. The General knew his man, and addressing the Un, and he beseeched the interference of those whom he had so greatly abused when they were without protection. At last Gen. McCook agreed to pass him out of camp, and gave him a document which read something in this way: To the guards and picke he had previously been at Bacon Creek every day, he has not been seen there since. He is as quiet as the army on the Potomac. One interview with Gen. McCook caused him to subside. That sort of medicine is the only kind that will cure Secesh.
tree, tearing off splinters eight or ten feet long, and passing on trou de wilderness. Another shot struck a tree seven or eight inches in diameter, directly beside the other, but lower down, cutting it off nearly as square as though it had been done with a saw, Being among the first who entered the rebel fortifications, I discovered a barrel which proved to contain apple-brandy. Pulling out the corn-cob from the bunghole, I turned it up and filled a canteen. While doing this, one of Bob McCook's skirmishers came in, and says: Vat you gets there? I replied that it appeared to be pretty fair apple-brandy; upon which the Dutchman ran to the door, calling out furiously: Hans! Heinrich! Schnapps! See, come arous! Upon which a dozen Dutchmen came in, and the brandy which was not spilled upon the ground, was soon transferred to their canteens. I said: Boys, you had better look out — this is a doctor's shop, and there may be strychnine in that brandy. They paused a moment to look a