A brave Negro,
--In the recent battle at Belmont
, Lieut. Shelton
, of the 13th Arkansas regiment, had his servant Jack
in the light.
and his master were wounded, but not till they had made most heroic efforts to drive back the insolent invaders.
Finally, after Jack
had fired at the enemy twenty-seven times, he fell seriously wounded in the arm. Jack
's son was upon the field and loaded the rifle for his father, who shot at the enemy three times after he was upon the ground.
's son hid behind a tree, and then the enemy retreated they took him to Cairo
and refused to let him return.
was taken from the field in great pain and brought to the Overton Hospital
, where he bore his sufferings with great fortitude till death relieved him of his pains yesterday.--His example may throw a flood of light upon the fancied philanthropy of abolitionism.--Jack
was a brave and obedient servant, and deserves all praise for his heroic conduct upon the bloody field of Belmont