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[72] spy after this was likely to be extra hazardous, the commanding general detailed Miss Edmonds to detective duty in Louisville, and with great skill and tact she managed to detect and secure the capture of several rebel spies then in the city. She next visited Vicksburg, and after serving some time in the hospitals there as a nurse, was compelled by broken health to leave the army for a time.

The Irish sentinel.

A son of the Green Isle, a new member of Colonel Gillem's Middle Tennessee regiment, while stationed at Nashville recently, was detailed on guard duty on a prominent street of that city. It was his first experience at guard-mounting, and he strutted along his beat apparently with a full appreciation of the dignity and importance of his position. As a citizen approached, he shouted-

“ Halt! Who comes there?”

“A citizen,” was the response.

“Advance, citizen, and give the countersign.”

“I haven't the countersign; and, if I had, the demand for it at this time and place is something very strange and unusual,” rejoined the citizen.

“Ana, by the howly Moses, ye don't pass this way at all till ye say Bunker Hill,” was Pat's reply.

The citizen, appreciating the “situation,” advanced and cautiously whispered in his ear the necessary words.

“ Right! Pass on.” And the wide awake sentinel resumed his beat.

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