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ore the war broke out, and before Lincoln's proclamation was issued, a young Virginian, named Summerfield, was visiting in the city of New York, where he made the acquaintance of two Misses Holmes, f; the victim fell at the flash of the gun, and upon rushing up to secure the dead man's arms, Summerfield observed that he had a fine new overcoat strapped to his back, which he determined to appropriate to his own use. The fight was over, and Summerfield had time to examine his prize, when, remarkable as it may appear, the coat was marked in the lining with the name of Thomas Holmes, and in the pockets were found letters signed with the name of the sister, whom Summerfield had known in New York, and to whom he had made the remark we have quoted, in which the dead man was addressed as broth made in jest had a melancholy fulfillment. We are assured this narrative is literally true, Summerfield now wears the coat, and our informant states is not a little impressed with the singularity o