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arily thrown down their arms, alleging that they had no heart in the fight, but were forced to enlist. This is not the case with many of the Gulf troops, however; they are dogged and obstinate, and very bitter. A son of Erin captured one of the Mississippi tigers, and while bringing him to camp, the Tiger --an immense fellow — managed to free himself and run. The Hibernian disdained to use his musket, but chased him. At last seizing him, at it they went, rough-and-tumble. The Tiger, maddened by the heavy blows, basely bit him, nearly severing his thumb. The Celt dropped the soldier then, and retaliated in the same style. Finally he conquered him after a tremendous punishment, which dislocated his shoulder. The next day he visited the son of the Repudiation State, in the hospital, went up to him, and shaking his well arm with a hearty grip, observed: I haven't a bit of a grudge against ye; be jabers, ye are almost as good as meself. Such is some of the side-play of war. Jasper.