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The "Silver Grays" in the field.

--An old citizen of Rutherford county, N. C., writes enthusiastically of the uprising of the people of that State since they heard of the disaster at Roanoke Island. He says:

‘ "I was at Burnt Chimneys, which had previously furnished over 200 volunteers, and it was a sight to see the Silver Grays coming up to answer to their names. I have a son in the army, not yet fifteen years of age. I am fifty-seven, and carry lead in my person, shot there by a savage; but I will be with Jeff. Davis in six troubles, and in the seventh will die before I forsake him." ’

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