by the genius of our sweetest American poet.
The expedition having accomplished its object, Weitzel
ordered an immediate return to Brashear City
In his exultation on the result of the expedition, Weitzel
poetically telegraphed on January 14th, ‘The Confederate States
is one of the things that were.’
Thirty-five years have passed since the J. A. Cotton
perished gloriously between the banks which she had so gallantly guarded.
The deeds of this champion of our imperiled bayous will not soon be forgotten in the war traditions of our Louisiana