my Kingdom for a horse!"
Sometime early in August, a liberal sum of money was subscribed by a number of gentlemen of this city, and some of the counties of the State
, to buy a horse to be presented to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
, of the Army of Manassas
A gentleman who is probably the best judge of a horse in the State
, was appointed to select and buy one to be so presented.
That gentleman has examined more than a hundred horses, many of them very fine, but no one of them combining all the analities this gentleman thinks a General
's should possess.
When such an one war is found, we will be immediately bought — Those taking ...