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A young Virginian and his spurs. I. There is a young gentleman in Virginia bearing a name so illustrious that, if I were to give it, the most ardent opponents of the F. F. V.'s would take a certain historic interest in what I am going to relate. When I say that he is called Lieutenant W— , you cannot possibly guess his name. But to the curious incident with which I propose to amuse those readers who take an interest in the veritable occurrences of the great struggle just terminated.
y in the mimic battle reached other ears than those for which it was intended.
There were some friends of ours upon the opposite shore of the Rappahannock who took even greater interest in the movements of General Lee than the fair daughters of Virginia.
The thunder of the artillery was heard by them, and they at once conceived a burning curiosity to know what all this firing meant.
So, one bright morning about dawn, they came across the river, about seventeen thousand in number, to see what