A youthful Hero.
--From the Charleston Mercury
, of the 11th inst., we take the following:
Master James O. A. McDowell
, who celebrated his twelfth birthday last September, in Virginia
, where he has been on active service as market for the Chester Guards
, for the past five months, reached his native home, Charleston
, yesterday morning.
The youthful soldier has, during his service, seen more active military life than many a gray-haired veteran.
He participated in the battle of Manassas
, and was also prominent in sundry skirmishes and hairbreadth escapes.