had been quartered in the Capitol
, and had amused themselves by running their bayonets through the pictures which adorned it, and that the rich hangings of the different rooms have been pulled down and made into blankets and wrappers for the use of the troops.
Another man, who was organizing a corps of infantry, told them they had nothing to do but to march to glory and wealth.
“What,” said he, “could a Northern army do on our sterile hills — they would starve to death.
But you,” he continued, “have but to march to Washington
, and lay that in ashes — then to Philadelphia
, which is rich in all kinds of wealth — from that through all the North
; there is a village every five miles, and every village has a bank, and every bank has a vault of specie, and you have but to help yourselves.” --Cor.
N. Y. Times, May 1