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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 6. (ed. Frank Moore), Rebel soldiers tired of the war. (search)
Rebel soldiers tired of the war. The following colloquy is said to have occurred between the National and the rebel pickets on either side of the Rappahannock: Rebel.--I say, Yankee, I'll throw my musket into the river and skedaddle, if you will. Yankee.--Can't see it. Rebel.--Well, we'll all agree on this side to bite the bullets off our cartridges when we have the next fight, if your boys will. Yankee.--Can't see it.--N. Y. Tribune, Feb. 6.