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ndependence of his native land, what should be done with the traitor who seeks to destroy the freedom of his country, and to bring it to destruction? (Cries of Hang him. ) Hanging is too good for him. A more severe but certain punishment should await him; but a single jerk, and it is all over with him. Our Government, my friends, must not falter in this hour of our emergency. Every nerve must be brought into action, and every action must deal a blow of death to every traitor. (Cheers.) The Potomac should be lined with gunboats, and every time that one of these vagabonds appears upon its banks, he should be blown to the devil without mercy. (Cheers and laughter. A voice, Yes, and without the benefit of clergy. ) My friend says, without the benefit of clergy ; to that I say, Amen! This war may be a long one, but it is to be a victorious one to you. Some men ask, Can we coerce them back into the Union? I don't say we can, but we can conquer them; and when we do so, every dollar of
rison with ours, sink into mere child's play. A smaller evil would be to allow the fragments of the great Republic to form themselves into new Confederacies, probably four. All the lines of demarcation between the new Unions cannot be accurately drawn in advance, but many of them approximately may. Thus, looking to natural boundaries and commercial affinities, some of the following frontiers, after many waverings and conflicts, might perhaps become acknowledged and fixed: 1. The Potomac river and the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic. 2. From Maryland, along the crest of the Alleghany (perhaps the Blue Ridge) range of mountains, to some point in the coast of Florida. 3. The line from say the head of the Potomac to the west or northwest, which it will be most difficult to settle. 4. The crest of the Rocky Mountains. The Southeast Confederacy would, in all human probability, in less than five years after the rupture, find itself bounded by the first and second lines indicate
Richland Rifles, of Columbia, Capt. Miller; Darlington Guards, Capt. McIntosh; Edgefield Rifles, Capt. Dean; Union District Volunteers, Capt. Gadberry; Edgefield Guards, Capt. Merriweather; Monticello Guards, Capt. Davis; Rhett Guards, of Newberry, Capt. Walker; and Richardson Guards, of Charleston, Capt. Axson. All of these troops were on service in Charleston harbor during the late bombardment, but freely and enthusiastically accepted service in the campaign opening on the banks of the Potomac, without visiting their homes. Before leaving, the ladies of Charleston presented them a new flag, which the Courier describes as follows: It is made of blue silk, with silk tassels, the staff surmounted by a golden cross. On one side is the Palmetto tree, elegantly worked with white floss silk. An oak vine, of the same beautiful texture, surrounds the Palmetto, intertwined with laurel leaves. The trimming is also white silk. Two elegant standards, of white silk, with golden fringe,