"what's in a name"?
--A correspondent of the Constitutionalist
"Congress has passed a joint resolution of thanks to General R. M. Gano
, for services in the Cherokee Nation
, including the capture of large wagon trains, stores, prisoners, etc., and the official record spells his name "Guano"--that's rather rich, and might fertilize a joke; but, then, the General
is used to such outrages upon his patronymic.
I remember, when he was the gallant commander of the Third Kentucky cavalry, that he made a list of twenty-three different ways in which his name had been spelled; but he never imagined that it would come to "guano." Pray do no let us have it so on his tombstone."