“regiments in Buckram.” --A very funny article appears under this title in the New Orleans Commercial Bulletin
That paper pretends to have heard the news from Massachusetts
, but it evidently is still
in the dark concerning the achievements of the men of the Bay
State in Maryland
We make a choice extract:--
, the telegraph so reports, is all alive with the war spirit.
Her regiments, according to this authority, are pouring over the North
in such vast numbers, as to induce the idea that the descendants of the men who refused to go out of their own State to fight the battles of the Revolution, were really a fighting race.
But those who know these Puritan fanatics will never believe that they intend to take the field against Southern men
. They may muster into service to garrison posts comparatively free from attack, and when they can be sheltered within impregnable walls, but the hereafter will have little to tell of their deeds in the tented field, or the imminent deadly breach.”
“ It has been wittily and very truthfully observed, in reference to Massachusetts
' share in the Revolution, that she built the ‘Bunker Hill Monument, and went on the Pension List
The history of the coming struggle will not be quite so brilliant even as that, for the achievement of her arms will win no monuments-except those that commemorate her slain.” --Boston Transcript, May 2