to make a real campaign; a campaign not against the pigs and poultry, but against the fighting men of Lee's army.
Let him bring along Kilpatrick, that famous hen roost General, the very sight of whom sets all the geese to cackling, and all the turkeys to gobbling, throughout this quarter.
He and his warriors are gallant men "to twist the neck of cock and hen," as was said of yore, touching a hero of principles and practice much resembling their own — the Scottish highland freebooter, Cutler McCulloch.
We can assure all these gentry, by way of inducement, that Richmond is not so absolutely destitute of the means of making a good Christmas dinner as they seem to imagine.--We can still afford a good minced pie, although we dare not venture to promise a plum pudding.
We have not the best material for a bowl of egg-nog; our white sugar is running low, and our rum growing scarce.
But if they will put up with dead-shot whiskey, rifle-barreled, and warranted to kill, they can find a plen