rown, together with its parody, I'm bound to be a soldier in the army of the South, a Confederate marching song, and another parody, which is a Yankee marching song, We'll hang Jeff Davis on a sour-apple tree.
Whenever I have dined with Confederate officers, they have nearly always proposed the Queen's health, and never failed to pass the highest eulogiums upon her majesty.
27th April, 1863 (Monday).
-Colonel Bankhead has given me letters of introduction to General Bragg, to General Leonidas Polk, and several others.
At 2 P. M. I called on Mrs. Bankhead to say goodby.
She told me that her husband had two brothers in the Northern service-one in the army and the other in the navy.
The two army brothers were both in the battles of Shiloh and Perryville, on opposite sides.
The naval Bankhead commanded the Monitor when she sank.
... introduced me to a German militia general in a beer-house this afternoon.
These two had a slight dispute, as the latter spoke strongly in di
off the marriage ceremony, as performed by General Polk in Tennessee-General Morgan of Kentucky notved, and about which he is often chaffed by General Polk, was when an old lady told him he ought rea sixteen.
So distressing was her case that General Polk went himself to comfort her. She looked ste shall have Harry too.
The tears came into General Polk's eyes as he related this episode, which he. Quintard, together with singing, in which General Polk joins with much zeal.
Colonel Gale, who is sonin-law and volunteer aid-de-camp to General Polk, has placed his negro Aaron and a mare at my disposal during my stay.
General Polk explained to me, from a plan, the battle of Murfreesborough.s daring and gallantry in the field.
Both Generals Polk and Bragg spoke to me of him as a most excen you draw it, throw away the scabbard.
Young Polk says that the enthusiasm created by this speechuesday.
He spoke to me in high terms of Bragg, Polk, Hardee, and Cleburne; but he described some of[18 more...]
ed General Bragg, who then shook hands with General Polk, the officers of their respective Staffs, appear before the civil court next October. General Polk and his officers were all much vexed at thet he will.
In the evening, after dark, General Polk drew my attention to the manner in which thheavy skirmishing all day.
I got out of General Polk the story of his celebrated adventure with 's.
The modest yet graphic manner in which General Polk related this wonderful instance of coolnessIf these lines should ever meet the eyes of General Polk, 1 hope he will forgive me if I have made awo other infantry brigades.
After dark, General Polk got a message from Cheetham, to say that th it without a struggle.
I took leave of General Polk before I turned in. His kindness and hospit corps d'armee 40,000.
But I know that neither Polk nor Hardee have got any thing like that number.ritish army.
All the Generals-Johnston, Bragg, Polk, Hardee, Longstreet, and Lee — are thorough sol[8 more...]
e of this. The number actually killed, or who die of their wounds, are the only total losses to the State, and these form but a small proportion of the enormous butcher's bills which seem at first so very appalling.
I myself remember, with General Polk's corps, a fine-looking man who had had both his hands blown off at the wrists by unskilful artillery-practice in one of the early battles.
A currycomb and brush were fitted into his stumps, and he was engaged in grooming artillery-horses witged, with a determination worthy of a more hopeful cause, in endeavoring to conquer the South; but the more I think of all that I have seen in the Confederate States of the devotion of the whole population, the more I feel inclined to say with General Polk-How, can you subjugate such a people as this?
and even supposing that their extermination were a feasible plan, as some Northerners have suggested, I never can believe that in the nineteenth century the civilized world will be condemned to wi