A distinction without a Difference
, of the New York 12th--who seems considerably riled at the newspaper report as to his conduct on the field at Manassas
--"I see by the articles referred to, that 'I mounted my horse and did not stop running until I was safely behind a pile of rocks.' Now, sir, this is false in every particular.
Our former Lieutenant-Colonel Graham
, (now quartermaster of the regiment,) was mounted on a grey horse that resembled mine very much, who did ride to the rear in quick time.
I doubt not but he was taken for myself when retiring from the battle-ground."
We would advise this injured and indignant officer to ‘"swap horses"’ at the next fight, so that there will be no more mistakes between himself and the quartermaster.
It has been only a mistake, and mistakes will happen — as at that race, where--
‘"Some bet their money on the hob-tail nag. And some bet their money on the grey."’