ch Hunter; but, as usual, the general did not dwell at length upon the past, and promptly began the discussion of tie plans he had in view for the cavalry in the future.
A day or two afterward, Grant paid a visit to Butler's lines; and while he and the staff were riding out to the front they came to the place where, according to tradition, Pocahontas had saved the life of Captain John Smith.
Whether it was the exact spot or not, it was regarded in that locality as historic ground; and Virginians, who take a particular pride in well-known family names, seemed to honor Pocahontas especially, no doubt because she was largely instrumental in preserving the Smith family to posterity.
In the efforts to account for the attempted execution of the prisoner, there is a story told, about the truth of which there is a lingering uncertainty.
It is to the effect that, when the captain fell into the hands of the Indian chief, he was rash enough to state, in reply to questions as to his identit