--A volunteer in one of the Kentucky
regiments in Virginia
, relates the following incident:
"Yesterday afternoon, during a lull in the storm, quite an affecting and notable little incident occurred.
,"’ a pet kitten of the South Licking Rebels
, who we found in Harper's Ferry
, and who on all our long marches and dreary bivouacks John Kennedy
has carefully nursed, was buried with all the honors of war. Three volleys were fired over her grave, and the little lady whose playful pranks had so often amused the boys, was left to discover the whereabouts of a Cat's Paradise.
Named after the accomplished wife of President Davis
, she was not unworthy of the cognomen, but being graceful, winning, beautiful, and not a little proud of the elegant coral necklace that was suspended about her neck.
Let us say farewell, and repeat the famous and somewhat threadbare Latin joke: Requies Cat in pane.