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A noble Example.

--An old man, seventy-three years old, living near Pine Bluff, Ark., by the name of Bush, took his young son and went with him to join McCulloch. In the battle of Springfield he took his position, and with an unexampled coolness and courage, as much execution with the rifle as any one in the battle. When his gun was struck by a ball and became useless, he went to a wounded Tennessean, who gave him his and his ammunition. The old man returned to his place and said, "Boys, now see what I'll do with the Minnie rifle. " Taking aim at the officers, at every fire one game to the ground. One Colonel and two Captains fell in quick succession. An order was given to fall back to a better position. The old man did not hear it, and besought them not to retreat. He naked where his boy was. Some one told him he had retreated. Overcome by grief, he sat down, laid his gun across his lap, and burst into tears. He was soon relieved, however, when he found his son in his proper place and fighting bravely.

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