A tall, splendid-looking man, dressed in the uniform of the Allen Greys
, Vermont, stood conversing with a friend on Broadway
He was entirely unconscious that his superior height was attracting universal attention, until a splendid barouche drove up to the sidewalk, and a young man sprang from it and grasped his hand, saying, “You are the most splen-did specimen of humanity I ever saw. I am a Southerner, but my heart is with the Union
; if it were not, such noble-looking fellows as yourself would enlist me in the cause.”
The subject of the remark, although surprised, was perfectly self-possessed, and answered the cordial greeting of the young Southerner
with warm enthusiasm.
He was several inches above six feet, and his noble, open countenance, beamed with the ancient patriotism of the Green Mountain
Boys, of which he was so fine a specimen.
He had walked fifteen miles from the village of Chittenden
to enlist, and was the only representative of that village; but he was a host in himself.
Long may he live to honor our Stars and Stripes.--N. Y. Sun, May 14