and the work of slaughter was so sudden and so thorough, that as long as Indian bards and seers recite the legends of their tribes no Red man or woman will forget the name of Sheridan
and the horrors of that Piegan war.
Thus it happens that General Sheridan
's arrival at New Orleans, in a time of much disorder, rouses the great city like an alarm of fire.
was in Chicago
, busy with the duties of his post, and idling through the pleasures of courtship, and the festivities of Christmas
, when a letter reached him from General Belknap
, Secretary of War
, marked “confidential,” which upset all his arrangements for balls and dinners.
The letter ran: