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The Iowa troops under Col. Bates, who were detailed to guard the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, in Missouri, had some printers in their ranks, who seized a rebel printing-office at Macon City, and now publish the Register under the new title of Our whole Union. --Boston Transcript, June 25.
who will pretend to deny it — that's so; But I saw from the White House an impudent rag, Which they told me was known as Jeff. Davis' flag, A-waving above Alexandria high, Insulting my Government, flouting the sky; Above my Alexandria, (isn't it, Bates? Retrocession's a humbug; what rights have the States?) So I ordered young Ellsworth to take the rag down, Mrs. Lincoln, she craved it, to make a new gown; But young Ellsworth, he kinder got shot in the race, And came back in a galvanized burial 's got. Then sixty new iron-plate ships to stand shells Are loudly demanded (must have 'em) by Welles; For England, the bully, won't stand our blockade, And insists that we shall not embarrass her trade. But who fears the British? I'll speedily tune 'em As sure as my name is E Pluribus Unum, For I am myself the whole United States, Constitution, and Laws, (if you doubt it, ask Bates.) The Star-Spangled Banner's my holiday shirt-- Hurrah for Abe Lincoln, there's nobody hurt! --Baltimore South
days for kissing his hand at a lady unknown to him. The fact is, our volunteer armies are made up of gentlemen, and to an unprecedented degree of Christian gentlemen. If the Lincoln cabinet could visit our camps and witness the stuff our men are made of, and take one day's impression of their physical and moral stamina, we believe the last hope of subjugating such a people would die out of them. We learn with pleasure that a good state of religious feeling pervades the Southern army. In Col. Bates' regiment, now in Virginia, there are many Christians, among them Capt. Henry, a local preacher of the Methodist church from Summer County. Captain Henry has regular prayer meetings among the soldiers. When present, he leads; but when absent, some of the young men conduct the services. The interest, we understand, in these meetings is constantly increasing. Much good will be accomplished, and young men who have gone into the field bearing the name of Christ, will come back with their Ch