A rebel heroine.--The Richmond correspondent of the Nashville Union
tells the following: Not long ago I told you of the sufferings of Miss Converse
on her trip from Philadelphia
I have now to record another instance of female heroism.
A young lady of Maryland
, as gentle and genuine a woman as the South
contains, but withal a true heroine, has, after braving many hardships, recently arrived here.
Reaching the Potomac
, she found a boat and a negro to row it, but the negro refused to attempt to cross, for fear, as he said, the Yankees
would shoot him. Drawing a pitsol from her pocket, our heroine told him coolly she would shoot him herself if he didn't cross.
The negro quailed, rowed her over to the Virginia
shore, and thus, utterly alone, she came to her friends in Richmond
, with her petticoats quilted with quinine, her satchel full of letters, many of them containing money, and with no end of spool-thread, needles, pins, and other little conveniences now so hard to get in the blockaded South
The name of this heroine ought not to be withheld from the historian.
It is Miss Nannie Webster
.--Baltimore American, Dec