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The character of the war before us.

If any further evidence were needed to prove that the war of subjugation which the Northern people are preparing to wage against the South, is to be one marked by all the ferocities of savage warfare, the low, brutish and criminal characters who have been appointed to high positions in the Northern army would be sufficient. ‘"Booty and Beauty"’ is the watch word of many of those who are to be sent out to fight the South, but, of course, nothing better can be expected from communities which have the heartlessness to commend such brutal acts as those recently perpetrated at St. Louis, where helpless, unoffending women and children were shot down, murdered in cold blood by the ruthless soldiery.

Among the pet officers of the Northern army are, Billy Wilson, Daniel E. Sickles, Billy Mulligan, E Z. C. Judson, alias Ned Buntline, and others equally prominent and notorious for their deeds of villainy. Wilson is a rowdy of the most disgraceful stamp, the leader of a gang of roughs and thieves. At the time of his appointment as Colonel of a regiment he was under heavy bonds to keep the peace. Daniel E. Sickles, who has been raised to the ranks of a General, and placed in command of a Brigade, is the notorious Sickles who murdered Philip Barton Key, because the guilty association of the latter with the wife of Sickles had been made public. There walks not the streets of New York a more unprincipled and abandoned rogue than this man Sickles — a man who has for years consorted with the vilest of the vile in New York city--and yet his act of murder is commended, himself promoted to high rank in the army, and at once taken into the confidence of the President of the United States!

Another of Lincoln's favorite officers is the infamous Billy Mulligan, who for his many crimes and rascalities, was some years since driven from California. Last winter he was sent to the State Prison in New York, for manslaughter, and he is now outside its walls on a legal quibble for the purpose of obtaining a new trial. He has long been a pest and a terror to the peaceable, honest portion of the city in which he has lived, but he will find fighting the South a different affair from that of a ward fight in New York.

E. Z. C. Judson, better known by his nom de plume of ‘"Ned Buntline,"’ has received an appointment as Colonel in the army of subjugation. This blast upon humanity — this defamer of woman's virtue, but now valiant son of wars, was once publicly horse-whipped in Broadway, New York, by a prostitute. The poor, miserable, craven-hearted wretch begged and cried for mercy like a child. He was finally prevented from receiving his just deserts, by the interposition of some gentleman who saw the castigation administered. He, for a long time, published a paper entitled ‘"Ned Buntline's Own,"’ which paper was filled with the most foul slanders on the virtue of woman, and the most bitter attacks on the religious prejudices of a portion of our people.

Such are some of the officers. What the men under their command must be language would fail to describe. They are composed of the filth, the dregs, the most abandoned jail birds of the land. What will be the character of the war conducted by such wretches it needs no prophet to foretell. We doubt, however, if any of them returns to the North to tell the tale of their reception at the hands of Southern men.--Montgomery Advertiser.

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