--A Boston correspondent of a New York paper says:
"I tell you, Massachusetts
will send men who 'will fight till from their bouns the flesh is hacked.' They will wade through blood and slaughter in support of the Stars and Stripes."
It was a Massachusetts General who led the Federal
troops in the battle at Bethel Church
He waded "through blood and slaughter" to get out of the range of Southern bullets, and we opine that the valiant Butler
would have been equally precipitate in his retreat.
The New York Day Book thus pungently answers the foregoing bit of braggadocia:
In the war of 1812, and in the Mexican
boasted that she furnished no troops — said it was ‘"unbecoming a Christian people"’ to do so. And when the soldiers who were raised and sent at the private expense of Caleb Cushing
, came back from Mexico
, they were hissed and rotten-egged in the streets of Boston
, and hooted at as ‘"butcheraf"’
The N. Y. Tribune
at that time, called General Worth
‘"one of Uncle Sam's journeymen throat cutters!"’