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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
utherner. Highly educated, wealthy, and prosperous before the war, they have abandoned all for their country. They, and all other Southern gentlemen of the same rank, are proud of their descent from Englishmen. They glory in speaking English as we do, and that their manners and feelings resemble those of the upper classes in the old country. No Staff officers could perform their duties with more zeal and efficiency than these gentlemen, although they were not educated as soldiers. 5th June, 1863 (Friday). I left Shelbyville at 6 A. M., after having been shaken hands with affectionately by Aaron, and arrived at Chattanooga at 4 P. M. As I was thus far under the protection of Lieutenant Donnelson, of General Polk's Staff, I made this journey under more agreeable auspices than the last time. The scenery was really quite beautiful. East Tennessee is said to contain many people who are more favorable to the North than to the South, and its inhabitants are now being conscripte