, being about raising a brigade of volunteers for the Southern
army, sent a message to the noted Parson Brownlow
, requesting him to serve as Chaplain
” individual replied in characteristic style, saying: “When I shall have made up my mind to go to hell, I will cut my throat, and go direct
, and not travel round by way of the Southern Confederacy.”
It is not necessary that the “Reverend
gentleman” should cut his throat to go to the place he mentions, as it is pretty evident he is making there direct without any such operation.--Charleston Mercury, May 1
the following incidents of the late riot in Baltimore
, and the concluding statements concerning the intentions and doings of the rebels there, are derived from a letter written by a prominent officer in the rebel forces:--
“An old, gray-haired man, aged more than sixty-five years, saw one of the Massachusetts
soldiers in the act of levelling his musket, when he rushed in his shirt sleeves from his shop, disarmed the man by main force, and killed him with the bayonet.
Some thirty negroes engaged in unloading a vessel dropped their work and joined in the assault on the Massachusetts
men, and did good work with their handspikes.
Every shotgun, rifle, or boy's pop-gun for killing tom-tits, is brought into use throughout the State
, and the sentiment is universal that no more Northern troops shall cross the State
without fighting their way every step, and every rock and tree on the roadside will cover a sharp-shooter.
This city alone has appropriated half a million of dollars, and a million more has been given by private subscription.
is running 700 men night and day, in his immense establishment, casting cannon, shot, and shells, putting up grape and cannister, and preparing other munitions of war; and every thing is moving on a grand scale.” --N. Y. Evening Post, April 29