An Amazonian leader.--One of the features of the First Tennessee regiment is in the person of a brake and accomplished young lady of but eighteen summers, and of prepossessing appearance, named Sarah Taylor
, of East Tennessee
, who is the stepdaughter of Captain Dowden
, of the First Tennessee regiment.
is an exile from her home, having joined the fortunes of her step-father and her wandering companions, accompanying them in their perilous and dreary flight from their homes and estates.
has formed a determination to share with her late companions the dangers and fatigues of a military campaign.
She has donned a neat blue chapeau, beneath which her long hair is fantastically arranged, bearing at her side a highly-finished regulation sword, and silver-mounted pistols in her belt, all of which gives her a very neat and martial appearance.
She is quite the idol of the Tennessee
They look upon her as a second Joan of Arc, believing that victory and glory will perch upon the standards borne in the ranks favored by her presence.
T. is all courage and skill.
Having become an adept in the sword exercise, and a sure shot with the pistol, she is determined to lead in the van of the march, bearing her exiled and oppressed countrymen back to their homes, or, if failing, to offer up her own life's blood in the sacrifice.--Baltimore American, Oct