cording to his folly, and so he jeered back at them, telling them good-by, but saying he'd be back in a minute --as he actually was, riding, bareback and blind bridle, and passing right ahead with the troops.
I have heard of following a fox hunt in one of these sulkies, but I venture to say this is the very first time a man ever entered battle in one.
It will at once occur to the reader as remarkable that father was not arrested.
He was, a few days later, at Malvern Hill, by order of Gen. Rans.
Wright, of Georgia, and a staff officer, as I recollect, of General Armistead, told me that he was directed to arrest him on one of the earlier battle-fields of the Seven Days, and made the attempt; that up to that time he had regarded himself as a pretty daring rider and scout, but that father, whom he did not then know, led him such a chase as he had never before had, and that he returned to his general and reported that he didn't believe there was any harm in that old fellow, though