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[249] and Steuart's brigade, in directions about opposite, moving toward each other, would, if successful, have cut Meade's army in twain. His superior numbers and his earthworks saved him. Were Stonewall Jackson alive, Gettysburg would have been Meade's Waterloo.

Colonel Herbert and Major Goldsborough were among five or six hundred Confederate officers, prisoners of war, who were placed within range of the Confederate batteries at Charleston, S. C., during the fierce Federal assault on that city; suffering many hardships and privations, having often killed and eaten cats and other animals! What could have been more cowardly and despicable than such treatment to such heroes! Colonel Herbert's exchange was effected, but Major Goldsborough remained a prisoner until the war was over.

Soon after the war Major Goldsborough established the Winchester, Va., Times, which he afterward sold and went to Philadelphia to reside.

Major Goldsborough was with the Philadelphia Record from 1870 to 1890. In 1890 he migrated to the far Northwest, settling at Tacoma in Washington State. Here he came in contact with what was regarded as the roughest gang of printers on the Pacific Coast. Prior to his arrival no one had dared to run counter to them; but as foreman of the Tacoma Daily Globe he cleared out the gang, unionized the office and made it one of the best on the slope. This feat gained for him the title ‘Fighting Foreman.’ Upon the sale of the Globe, Major Goldsborough removed to Everett, Washington, where he had invested in real estate. He worked for a time on the Everett Herald, and later started the Everett Sun. About 1894 he returned to Philadelphia, contributing war articles to the Record and annotating for the war collection of D. Parish, Esq., in the New York Historical Society.

About two years ago Major Goldsborough was engaged by Mr. Parish to write a history of the famous Maryland Line in the Confederate army in Ms., inlaid, and to contain portraits and illustrations by a well known Philadelphia artist, the workmanship and finishing to be the very best and durable, one volume only to be made, for perpetual preservation. The cost to be about $2,000. The work was nearing completion when death overtook the author, but it is the aim of his widow to have finished this task of the distinguished soldier and author, with a guarantee of the sterling quality designed by him.

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