possible behavior, there was one universal sentiment, namely, that “Jim Savage” at least would fight, as it was once expressed, “like Mr. Valiant-for-Truth, until his sword clove to his hand.”
And this prediction he well fulfilled at Newtown, Winchester, and Cedar Mountain.
wrote, after the death of his friend:—--
There is no life like the one we have been leading to show what a man is really made of; and Jim's true purity, conscientiousness, and manliness were well known to us all. The mere fact of having him among us did us all much good. . . . . Neither shall I ever forget the three weeks I lived in the same room with him at Frederick, when I learned how truly good a man can be. . . . . Out of his own family, there can be no more sincere mourning for his loss than in this regiment; and the best wish we can have for a friend is, that he may resemble James Savage.