A Sensible servant.
--The papers North and South reported sometime since that General McClellan
gave the choice of going to Ohio
, or returning home, to many servants captured in Western Virginia
with the baggage lost by General Garnett
To the honor of these servants and the surprise of McClellan
— but of no Southern gentleman — they refused citizenship in Ohio
, and preferred their condition at the South
Among those faithful servants, was one who is known to many of our readers.
We refer to Philip, a servant of Lieutenant Joseph Palmer
, of the Southern Guards, from Houston county, Ga.
, formerly of this State.
Philip has returned, and is justly proud of his parole, which he will keep faithfully, but with some reluctance, until exchanged for some Lincoln Colonel
— for we insist that Philip should not be rated lower than a Colonel in such a reckoning--Charleston (S. C.) Courier.