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ing the rain of gentle pity from eyes unused to weep, and then, as suddenly, by some bright gleam of humor, disperse the gloomy shadows, and make even the falling tears glisten like bright dew-drops in the sunshine. Eloquent and exalted as he was in intellect, Sargent S. Prentiss was as genial and chivalric as he was gifted and great. No Southern man born was more completely Southern in all his instincts, sentiments, and principles. Like Nathaniel Green, of Rhode Island, who, next to Gen. Washington, was the great captain of the Revolution; like Quitman, of New York, who planted the victorious American standard on the walls of Mexico, like Ripley, of Fort Moultrie, and thousands like them, who have made the South their permanent home, Prentiss was as true and loyal to the South as any of her native-born sons; far more so than the Crittendens, Guthries, Carliles, and others, who are simply Northern men, born in a Southern latitude. If that brilliant intellectual comet, S. S. Prenti
eal with such men was to assail them boldly, no matter what their numbers might be, without waiting a moment to count the cost of the assault. We ure they would never stand the test, for ew that they were disbanding daily, that they were totally regardless of military discipline, that they were strewed all over Washington, lying drunk in the rum shops, on the cellar doors, in the gutters, and thinking of nothing but getting back home. We were satisfied then, we are satisfied now; that Washington might have been taken by a handful of men, almost by a charge of cavalry. We could not understand the advantages of delay. We knew nothing of military tactics; but the modicum of common sense with which we were gifted by our Creator, enabled us to doubt the policy which left to a conquered and dispirited enemy the leisure to recover from his terror, to restore discipline, recruit his forces, to drill his men, to erect gigantic fortifications. But we said nothing of all this, because our
our whole lines at Cheat Mountain yesterday. After a long contest, Reynolds fairly repulsed him, with considerable rebel loss, and little or no loss on our side, owing to the fact that our troops fought behind entrenchments. The notorious John A. Washington, late of Mount Vernon, and two other rebel field officers, were killed and left on the field. Our troops brought them in, when Washington's body was recognized by an acquaintance. Lee has manifestly a large force, but he is alarmed lest Rthe campaign in Western Virginia still more successful, let them hurry forward troops immediately by thousands. They can never be more serviceable than just now. [Third Dispatch.] Elkwater, Va., September 16. --The body of Colonel John A. Washington was sent over to the enemy yesterday under a flag of truce. While on its way it was met by a similar flag coming from the enemy for the purpose of obtaining information as to his condition. On the 12th instant, a detachment of thr