as it happened under my own observation I was glad when the Captain took home with him this captive of his bow and spear to be educated under his eye in Massachusetts.
Cyrus has done credit to his friends, and will be satisfied with nothing short of a college-training at Howard University.
I have letters from the men, very quaint in handwriting and spelling; but he is the only one whom I have seen.
Some time I hope to revisit those scenes, and shall feel, no doubt, like a: bewildered Rip Van Winkle who once wore uniform.
We who served with the black troops have this peculiar satisfaction, that, whatever dignity or sacredness the memories of the war may have to others, they have more to us. In that contest all the ordinary ties of patriotism were the same, of course, to us as to the rest; they had no motives which we had not, as they have now no memories which are not also ours.
But the peculiar privilege of associating with an outcast race, of training it to defend its rights,