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idin‘ up towards the house for very life, when, jist as I was a-wonderin‘ what on airth was the matter with him, he stops suddenly, and ses he, Aunt ‘Becca, here's somethin‘ for you; and with that he hands out your letter. Well, you see, I steps out towards him, not thinkin‘ that I had both hands full of butter; and seein‘ I couldn't take the letter, you know, without greasin‘ it, I ses, Jim, jist you open it, and read it for me. Well, Jim opens it and reads it; and would you believe it, Mr. Editor, I was so completely dumbfounded and turned into stone that there I stood in the sun a-workin‘ the butter, and it a-running on the ground, while he read the letter, that I never thunk what I was about till the hull on't run melted on the ground and was lost. Now. sir, it's not for the butter, nor the price of the butter, but, the Lord have massy on us, I wouldn't have sich another fright for a whole firkin of it. Why, when I found out that it was the man what Jeff seed down to th
Doc. 46.-the history of secession. By a Southern man. Mr. Editor: There is, so far as I remember, no war to be met with in history entirely analogous to the one now raging between the North and the South. That produced by an attempt on the part of three of the Swiss Cantons to separate themselves from the Confederation a few years since, in some respects resembles it most nearly. That attempt, it will be remembered, was arrested, and the rebellious Cantons speedily reduced to submission by the arms of the Confederacy. It is frequently compared to our revolutionary struggle with the mother country, but there is scarcely any analogy between the two cases. The thirteen Colonies were not like the Southern States, equal in political rights with the other States of the British Empire. They possessed no sovereign power whatever. They were not, as we were, entitled to representation in the common Parliament of the British Union, but were mere Colonies — mere dependencies upon
besides those of General Judah, General Scammon, and the gunboat Moose. Time was pressing and opportunities limited, but the best use was made of them. The gratitude of the country is due our soldiers and sailors to whose efforts the successful result of the brief but perplexing campaign against Morgan is due, and I know I hazard nothing in bespeaking for them the lasting gratitude of the patriotic and loyal people of Ohio. E. B. Another account. Cincinnati, July 28, 1863. Mr. Editor: Upon the invitation of General Judah I applied to General Cox for permission to accompany him on his late expedition after John Morgan and Co., as Vol. A. D. C., which was kindly granted. We left this city Wednesday, the fifteenth, with about one thousand two hundred cavalry and artillery, arriving at Portsmouth the following afternoon, immediately disembarking, and at nine o'clock in the evening started in pursuit toward Oak Hill or Portland. During the night the guide lost his way, wh
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), Perry's rebel brigade at the battle of Gettysburgh. (search)
ully, Your obedient servant, R. H. Anderson, Major-General. In this connection, we publish the annexed letter, which appeared in our evening's edition of yesterday, previous to the receipt of General Anderson's communication correcting the mistake which our correspondent, unintentionally, had fallen into, in relation to the part borne by Perry's brigade in the Gettysburgh fight. The letter will speak for itself: headquarters Wright's brigade, Orange C. H., Va., August 5, 1863. Mr. Editor: I desire to make a correction of the statement in my letter of the seventh ult., and published in your issue of the twenty-third, as to the conduct of Perry's brigade in the charge upon the enemy's lines at Gettysburgh on the second of July. From information received from several officers of that brigade, and who were in the charge, I am satisfied that the brigade (which is very small) acted well — that it advanced along with Wilcox's and Wright's brigades until it was overwhelmed by vas
observe strict military discipline, and there were no stragglers to be seen. There was uniformity of dress — loose white blouses or shirts, with white pants, wool hats, and were without guns, swords, or any thing that indicated men of war, On they came, through the valley and over the steep hill, crossing the road, and finally passing out of sight, in a direction due north from those who were looking on. The gentleman who witnessed this is a man with whom you were once acquainted, Mr. Editor, and as truthful a man as we have in this county, and as little liable to be carried away by fanciful speculations as any man living. Four others (respectable ladies) and a servant-girl witnessed this phenomenon. W. P. S.--On the fourteenth instant, the same scene, almost identical, was seen by eight or ten of our pickets at Bunger's Mill, and by many of the citizens in that neighborhood; this is about four miles east of Pearcy's. It was about one hour passing.--Richmond Dispatch, Oc
, of Providence, R. I. To the Editor of the Journal: At last we have it. After two Atlantic voyages it is salt enough, all must admit, and more than that, we must admit that, what he saw of the affair at Bull Run he has described with graphic and painful truth. But, as your correspondent, W. E. H., who knew more of his personal movements than I did, says, He was at no time within three miles of the battle-field, and consequently was no better informed upon the subject than you were, Mr. Editor, sitting in your sanctum. Therefore the earlier struggles of the day — the hard won successes of the Union troops — receive but passing notice, because he did not see them--he only saw the rout. Yet in another letter, from which I have only seen extracts, he arrives at various conclusions, from further information acquired. One is that there was not a charge of any kind made by the confederate cavalry upon any regiment of the enemy until they broke. If this be true, the Fire Zouaves
The Fourth of July in Hilo.--A. correspondent of the Honolulu Advertiser gives the following account of the celebration of Independence Day at the Sandwich Islands:-- Hilo, Hawaii, July 6, 1861. Mr. Editor :--The Union, it must and shall be preserved! Well, that's just the way we feel up here in Hilo. So keep it before the people. I cannot keep silent, therefore, and must blow a little about our own patriotism in this part of the King's domains, for we are not content that the world should give credit to the Honoluluans alone for loyalty to the United States Government, as expressed by their American residents. There are not many of us up here, it is true, but what few there are, felt their souls glow with a new animation as the day approached which gave birth to American liberty, and each one felt that he owed, at this particular time, a duty to his country, by allowing others to read in his acts his devotion to her glorious Constitution, and his readiness to assist, sho
ell as detailed account of the most disgraceful rout that our armies have suffered during the war. This unfortunate affair eclipses all the rising fame of General Floyd and ends the ill-fated campaign in Western Virginia in a blaze of glory for the Yankees. Yet the Examiner designates General Floyd as the hero of thirty engagements. Well may General Floyd exclaim, No more of that, Hal, an' thou lovest me. Lynchburg Virginian narrative. camp Cantonment Verina, Nov. 29, 1861. Mr. Editor: Perhaps you have not had a correct detailed account of General Floyd's retreat from Cotton Hill, although you may have heard various accounts about it. I was at Meadow Bluff at the time of the retreat, but soon after left there, and joined the brigade here two days ago, and have carefully taken notes from accounts of the retreat furnished me by various officers. It is another dark shadow in the campaign of Western Virginia. It is an event that gives encouragement to and emboldens the en
ourage to continue the engagement, which, altogether, including the chase after the Sea Bird, lasted two and a half or three hours. Several hundred shot and shell were fired at our battery, and not a single person received even a scratch. An old rooster, however, which happened to get in the way was made into a roaster for his pains, as we are informed by a communication from a friend who was on the ground. We annex his communication: Sewall's Point, Sunday, December 29, 1861. Mr. Editor: Eight gunboats and an armed transport attacked a little Confederate gunboat this morning, and engaged this battery about two hours. We answered with some of the guns from our battery. Nobody hurt but one fine rooster, which was killed. The men were very cool. The rooster was duly prepared, roasted, and eaten by some of the boys. A rare treat for Christmas times. What glorification for Yankeedom--one rooster killed; none wounded or missing. This brilliant affair will be heralded in
Rumors and incidents. The Philadelphia Press contains the following: Mr. Editor: In your paper of the 1st instant is inserted a copy of a letter to a mercantile house in our city, from A. C. & A. B. Beech, of Nashville, promising to make an effort to pay their Eastern indebtedness when the war is over and the smoke of battle clears away; until then, nothing can be done! As an offset to the above, do us the favor to publish, side by side, the following patriotic letter of Morgan & Co., Nashville: Nashville, April 23, 1861. Gentlemen: Enclosed find check of the Union Bank, on Manhattan Co., New York, for three thousand dollars. We would have remitted more to-day, but could not procure the exchange. We intend to meet all our engagements promptly, war or no war! Repudiation is not the weapon we fight with, if fight we must, which God, in His infinite mercy, forbid. Your friends, Morgan & Co.
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