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The Daily Dispatch: August 20, 1863., [Electronic resource], Order for furloughs in the army or Northern Virginia. (search)
heir nation, and strained every nerve to repel the furious attacks of the enemy." The minor episodes of the war, in a hundred isolated stations, bore equal testimony to the heroic spirit and endurance of Englishmen. Whether successful, as at Lucknow, or crushed down by forty times their numbers, as at Cawnpore, they fought to the last ditch, and defied every adverse conjunction of numbers, position, or season. "Of numbers, indeed, there was no account, for the prayer of King Henry at Agincourt seemed to have been granted to them in this time of mortal peril, and a sense of reckoning was taken from them." We are not advocating the cause in which these miracles of heroism were displayed, but holding up the heroism itself as an example and incentive to the people of the Southern States. Admitting the cause to have been bad, what ought not Southern soldiers to accomplish in a good cause? The same blood warms their veins that has illustrated the glory and valor of the British