--A gentleman who witnessed the review of Confederate troops near Centreville
, on the occasion of Prince Napoleon's visit, describes it as an imposing spectacle.
The long line of troops included the several branches of the service, cavalry, infantry and artillery.
To one accustomed to the grand military displays in Europe
, it was no novelty; yet the scene appeared to impress the Prince
with a favorable idea of the personnel
of our troops.
He seemed to be somewhat surprised at the unanimity of sentiment existing at the South
, and thought it boded a protracted war. When he alluded to the possibility of a reconstruction of the Union
, he was told by the gentleman at his side that it was no more possible than that the sun and moon could revolve in the same orbit.
was met on his arrival by General Beauregard
with a splendid escort of cavalry, and the same mark of courtesy was tendered him on his return.
He preferred, however, the escort of two gentlemen, whom he selected--Major C. H. Morgan
, of the Third Tennessee Regiment, Elzey
's Brigade, and Captain Charlton Morgan
, of the same regiment.
The last named officer was chosen in consideration of the fact that his father fought under Visor Emanuel
in the Garibaldi Campaign
M. himself was the Consul
at Messina, Sicily
, a position which he resigned when Lincoln
was elected President
; after which, he was Secretary
to Colonel A. Dudley Mann
, one of the Confederate Commissioners
He returned home a few months since, and immediately entered the service of his native South