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The Daily Dispatch: August 3, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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left in charge of Willie Fowle. I led the second further on, while the Captain placed himself in the skirt of the wood, having established a line of sentries. Here he watched, the enemy's batteries, and would report their movements to the General. Becoming anxious about him, I left my reserve under Zemmerman, and advanced to the spot. The Captain said: "Don, I am awfully sleepy, and will just take a little nap, if you will watch those fellows there." I cheerfully acquiesced, and relieved Jordan, one of our men who was the actual look-out at the fence. Here I lay on my face, my time pleasantly occupied with the proceedings at the batteries, the ceaseless explosions of the guns and rattle of musketry from the great fight below being in strange contrast with the quiet scenery of mountains and valleys ! Showing How Yankee Sportsmen Flushed Game and themselves took Wing. I unclasped my sword-belt and yielded myself to the seductions of the scene, and was startled from my almo
s as small in soul as he is big in body. If he had been the great man he has been reputed, he would never have survived the retreat of his legions, but thrown himself into the midst of the bloody tide and gone down to a warrior's grave. But, instead of that, we have him playing the stage here before that malignant lunatic, Lincoln, and tragically denouncing himself for permitting Winfield Scott to be forced into such a battle! The venerable impostor still at his old tricks! But we question whether they will save his reputation or his place. Sometimes, the wicked have a foretaste in this world of what is in store for them in the next, and, if we mistake not, the gouty foot of the illustrious ingrate will soon take the first step in the rough road of Jordan. McClellan is virtually substituted in his place, and he will go down to his grave feeling that he has not only incurred the hatred of the South, but the contempt of the North, who love the treason better than the traitor.