gnored every call of honor and duty and basely remained at home.
That, as the brave were making sacrifices, the coward should be shown how the absent can be remembered.
The Picayune describes the Union meeting of Saturday night as large and enthusiastic, but neglects to state the nature of the crowd.
We who have no fear will state that it was composed of Yankees, Dutch and negroes, who applauded enthusiastically and appreciatively their white "brethren." The principal speakers were T. J. Durant and Col. Fields.
The former is described as speaking passionately.
When did we who know him ever see that cold, unsympathetic nature kindled to passion?
The voracious Col. Field enlightened the meeting as to the cause of the war, and amused his intelligent audience by holding up to their ridicule those whom he honored by the title of the leaders of this rebellion.
This is the same Col. Fields who a few months ago, when his loyalty to our cause was questioned, wrote from his sick bed t