of Gen. Butler
, who told them to hurry back to the Old Bay
State to show their battered faces and broken limbs, and that they should yet come back and play Hail Columbia in the streets of Baltimore
, where they had been so inhumanly assaulted.
The noble-hearted woman who rescued these men is a well-known character in Baltimore
, and, according to all the usages of Christian society, is an outcast and a polluted being; but she is a true heroine, nevertheless, and entitled to the grateful consideration of the country.
When Gov. Hicks
had put himself at the head of the rabble rout of miscreants, and Winter Davis
had fled in dismay, and the men of wealth and official dignity had hid themselves in their terror, and the police were powerless to protect the handful of unarmed strangers who were struggling with the infuriated mob, this degraded woman took them under her protection, dressed their wounds, fed them at her own cost, and sent them back in safety to their homes.
As she is too notorious in Baltimore
not to be perfectly well-known by what we have already told of her, it will not be exposing her to any persecution to mention her name.
is the name by which she is known in the city of Blood-Tubs, and the loyal men of the North
, when they march again through its streets, should remember her for her humanity to their countrymen.--Boston Sat. Evening Courier