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Col. Pinckney, of the Sixth Regiment of New York, on setting out from Annapolis to Washington, made a stirring address to his men:--“If any of you falter,” said the Colonel, “you will be instantly shot down; and if I falter, I hope you will put a thousand bullets through my heart at once.” Every officer and soldier responded with a most enthusiastic “Aye” to these remarks, which were delivered in a calm, inflexible, and determined way. Col. Pinckney evidently meant all he said, and at each telling-point every soldier's heart throbbed audibly beneath his cross-belts.--Independent, May 2.

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