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
‘ "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." ’