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bages, and proklamashuns, and aspirations, and abom- corn to sekure the new isshew. Oh! see here, Mr inations. I hain't seen his last great bill of indite Arp, you'll have to bring over your cotton and grain ment, but from the sillybust of it which appeared in to help us oui, for we are bound to have it. Good your paper, I'm prepared to say that I would like to morning, sur.” experiment on him, and see if Solomon writ the truth That's it, exactly, Mr. Trenhome. That's the way in the 22d verse and 27th chapter of Proverbs. 1 it works me and my naburs. We can't help our would make the juice fly till I was satisfied, sartin. selves, but it's a hurtin' us way down in our buzzums,
But I started to write a few paragraphs on the cur- | I had six hundred dollars of the old ishew, and ! rency. Mr. Trenhome, I suppose, are a mity smart promised Mrs. Arp some of it to buy her a cow. The Inan, and knows how to run the money macheen, but fundin' business rejuced it to three hundreil in thein shorely he don't know how the last currency bill af- intrust notes. Your currency bill has put them down feets me and my naburs. I don't know nothing about to one hundred and fifty, and it won't buy the hide bankin' nor finesheering, nor the like of that, but I and taller of a flatwoods heifer. I never hear my offcan't be honeyfuggled as to how my money comes and spring cry for milk, but what I think of you affexionas to how it goes. I know how proud I was of the ately, and exklaim, “ Hard, hard, indeed, is the confirst confederate bill that crossed the feel of my fin- test for freedom and the struggle for liberty," and I gers. How keerfully I put it low down in my breeches hav also thought at sich times, that if a man, a living pocket, and kept my hand on it all the way home. I man, had treat me in that way, if I couldent whip felt proud bekause the Confederacy owed me. Think, him, I would sue him in the big cowrts, and the little says I to myself, this is a big thing sertin, and I'll in- cowrts, and all other cowrts. I would sue him all vest my bottom dollar in this kind of money, and lay over with warrants, and summonses, and subpenas, it away for hard times.
and interrogatories. He could get into jail for swinWell. After while, Mr. Memminger, or Congress, dlin' just as the captain of the forty thieves got into or somebody, got up a bill, the substance of which the robbers' cave. were about as follows: “Mr. Arp, Sur: I bought Then agin I git over it, and conclude that maybe it sum supplies from you for my army, and I give you couldent be helped, but my deliberate opinyun are,
Now, if you will consolidate 'em and wait that it is just as easy for a government to be honest twenty years for the money, I'll pay you four per cent as it is for a man, and it's a heap more important. interest. If you won't do it, I'll repudiate one third if Mr. Trenhome thinks so, he'll buy Mrs. Arp a cow, of the debt, and I won't take any of it for what you and show his faith by his works. In the language of owe me for taxes.” Mr. Editur, it didn't take two Mr. Milton : "I don't want nothin' but what's right." to make that bargain-it only took one. I hurried
BILL ARP. off to the Agency and consolidated. They took my P. S.-- Mr. Editur : If you think the above will be money and give me a little sickly scrap of yaller print- any comfort to Joe Brown, just leave all the last part in' about the size of a thumb-paper, and I kep it, on- out of the paper you send to him.
B. A. til I was obliged to hav some change, and I sold it to a white man for fifty cents in the dollar. I took my pay in a passel of hundred dollar bills, drawin' intrust WIGFALL ON HONESTY.-In the rebel Senate, on the at two cents a day, and having a pickter of an ingine eighteenth of January, during the consideration of the pullen a train of kars rite under a telegraph wire, and impressment bill, Mr. Wigfall took occasion to give the steam a bilin' out all over it. Think, says I to his views on the question of honesty. It was clear, myself, this here is a big thing sartin and shore, for he said, that if the prices of provisions, from the enit's the right size, and it's drawin’intrust, and it's pidity of producers, continued to increase, and the good for taxes durin' the war, for it says so on the currency to expand at its present rate, the governupper left-hand corner,
ment would be confronted with the necessity of reNow, Mr. Trenhome, N. B., take notis. You came pudiation on the one hand, or of bankruptry to into offis, and then you, or Congress, or somebody, fixed the whole producing interest on the other. İle then up a bill which says in substance: “Oh! see here, added : Mr. Arp. We forget about them intrust notes when “If repudiation is to be the result, he was preparwe made you fund your other money. You must come ed to lay down his arms and surrender at once, for up in a few days and fund them too. If you don't the loss of liberty would be more tolerable than the you can keep 'em, but we won't pay you any more loss of bonor. If the country is ruined by the inconintrust after the first of January, 1865, and we will tinent madness of the people, every man of them will tax 'em five per sent, and we won't take 'em for any be ruined ; if it is dishonored, they will all share the thing you owe us.". Well
, I concluded to hold on to dishonor. 'Let the leaders of the people and the press 'em, intrust or no intrust, tax or no tax, for I've got explain these matters to the people, instead of telling to spend 'em very soon and they are more convenient them that they will gain their independence but lose than thum papers, I put 'em on the market, and the their liberties. Let Congress pass such a bill as he very best offer I could git was fifty cents on the dollar had indicated, and let the members, when they return and the intrust thrown in. I thought that the mer- home, tell their constituents the object of the bill, and chants had combined to swindle me, but I got hold of they will receive the plaudit: Well done, thou good a paper containin' your last big currency biil, and its and faithful servant." language to me are in substance as follers :
" Mr. Arp, Sur: Since the seventeenth day of February, 1864, we've borrowed a heap of money, and A Scotch traveller, who visited the United States, give our notes called the new isshew. Now we want furnished to the Edinburgh Scotsman the following to make the holders come up and fund those notes, anecdote of General Grant: and we are going to mortgage cotton and corn enuf “The day before Grant attacked Fort Dinelsun, to secure 'em. As for them intrust bills of yours, we the troops had had a march of tsventy miles, part of can't do any thing for 'em-the fact is, we have left it during a bitter cold night. Grant called a council 'em out in the cold. It will take all the cotton and of war, to consider whether they should attack the
fort at once, or should give the troops a day or two's “ Last evening, as I was passing by the post hosrest. The officers were in favor of resting. Grant pital, my attention was arrested by the singing, in a said nothing till they had all given their opinion; then rather loud tone, of 'fially 'round the Flag, Boys,' by he said: “There is a deserter come in this morning, one of the patients inside. While listening to the let us see him, and hear what he has to say.' When beautiful music of that popular song, I observed to a he came in, Grant looked into his knapsack. Where nurse standing in the doorway, that the person singing are you from?' 'Fort Donelson.' 'Six days' rations must be in a very merry mood, and could not be very in your knapsack, have you not, my man?' “Yes, sick. "You are mistaken, sir,' said he ; 'the poor sir.' When were they served out ?' Yesterday fellow engaged in singing that good old song is now morning.' "Were the same rations served out to all grappling with death-has been dying all day. I am the troops ?' 'Yes, sir.' "Gentlemen,' said Grant, his nurse,' he continued, and the scene so affected me 'troops do not have six days' rations served out to that I was obliged to leave the room. He is just about them in a fort if they mean to stay there. These breathing his last.' I stepped into the ward, and, true men mean to retreat-not to fight. We will attack at enough, the brave man was near his end. His eyes once.'
were already fixed in death. He was struggling with all his remaining strength against the grim monster,
while at the same time there gushed forth from his An Anxious Wife.-Literal copy of a letter re- patriotic soul incoherently the words, .Rally 'round ceived in the summer of 1863, at the Headquarters the flag, boys,' which had so often cheered him through of General J. E. Johnston, Mississippi, addressed to his weary march, and braced him up when entering
the field of blood, in defence of his country. Finally to General Johnson
he sank away into his death-slumber, and joined his Will you do me an favor-inquire of General Jack- Maker's command, that
is, marching onward to that son for my husband P. N. Smith. he joind Balentins far-off, better land.
The last audible sound that Caveldry last fall in Hatcha then Chalmens—then you escaped his lips was: “Rally, boys, rally once again!' sent him to Jackson Cavaldrey the twenty-forth of As his eyes were closing, some dozen of his comrades last June. you mind he caim to you in Canten under joined in a solemn yet beautiful hymn, appropriate to A rest by order of Dr Baker in penoley (Panola) you the occasion. Take it altogether, this was one of the sent him back to get his horse and give him A free most affecting scenes I have ever witnessed in a hospass. he brout me And my Boy-I was in Ward No pital. It drew tears copiously from near one hundred 2 as matron under Dr right—if you can find abey the entire body of the church on Cherry street.
It occurred in the large ward which occupies
The thing pleas rite to me-my husband is none by Capt Brown—he rides A dark bay horse be cales stonewall deceased was an Illinoisan, and had been wounded in Jackson-himself wares A green shirt with yelew
one of the recent skirmishes." braid on it—he has red hair small black hat tied by a string-I no that you will Laf at me. All right. I want to no And I no you will tell me all you no And ENCOURAGEMENT TO Fat VOLUNTEERS. — Richmond, do All you Can
January 27.-- Many of the fattest and bravest men in ye humble suvant
the Confederacy are afraid to go into the army lest Sarah Ann Smith they should be unwieldy or incapable of rendering Matron Dr J. Buffington
service. This is a mistake, Some exceedingly fit enterprise men are now in the service.
General Humphrey Marshall served for two years. But to set the matter
at rest, we need only cite the example of Chiapin PRICES IN RICHMOND.—The following advertisement Vitelli, one of the ablest generals who accompanied appeared in the Enquirer :
Alva to the Netherlands. Strada says of him : “ He PAPER_PAPER.—Just received, 100 Reams of su
was equally distinguished for his courage, his cruelty, perior Brown Colored paper, suitable for envelopes or and his corpulence. The last characteristic was so wrapping purposes. Size 24 by 38—-40 lbs. to the remarkable, that he was almost monstrous in his per
Price, $80 per ream. Apply at the Enquirer sonal appearance. His protuberant stomach office.
always supported in a bandage suspended from his
neck; yet, in spite of this enormous impediment, be Oysters are selling in Richmond for $16 per gallon.
was personally active on the battle-field, and performed
more service--not only as commander, but as subaltern Flour, $120 a $150 per barrel.
-than many a younger and lighter man.” Be of Wheat, $16 to $20 per bushel.
good cheer, therefore, fat men; procure your bandApples, $80 per barrel. Bacon, $2.25 per pound.
ages, and go in. Butter, $5.50 per pound. Beans, $28 per bushel.
Negro RECRUITING IN KENTUCKY.--"Going to try Cheese, $7 per pound.
soldiering, are you?" I inquired of an intelligent Coffee, $11.50 per pound.
contraband whom I met in the road, hurrying on to Whisky, $85 per gallon.
the rendezvous. Sugar-Brown, $3.40; crushed, $5.50.
Yes, boss, I thought I'd go 'long with the rest of Vinegar, $6 per gallon.
“Why did you leave your home? Didn't your
master treat you kindly ?” An AFFECTING INCIDENT.-The State Military Agent “Yes, sah, master allus treated his people very at Nashville, L. B. Willard, Esq., in a letter to his well. Plenty to eat, and good cloze. But you see, wife in Detroit, relates the following affecting incident. boss, it's mighty hard for poor nigger to work from
one year's end to another, and nothin' to show for it.
We didn't used to think nothin' of it; but, you see,
BLADEX, ALA., Aug. 8, 1962. there's been so much talk lately, we got to thinkin' MY DEAR GENERAL: I regret much to hear of about it. Our master told us he'd give us all a hoss being wounded. I hope he will soon be able to face apiece and a new suit o'cloze if we'd stay with him, the Abolitionists. In this contest we must triumph or and I thought I'd stay ; but, you see, the others left perish ; and the sooner we make up our minds to it, mor'n a week ago, and it was kind o’lonesome like, the better. We now understand the hypocritical cry and I cut out too."
of Union and the Constitution,” which means, and “Do you think it was right to leave your master, always did mean, “spoliation and murder.” who always treated you kindly, with no help ?”
We will yet have to come to proclaiming this war “Well, boss, it does look like a trick ; but “a war to the knife," when no quarter will be asked then, you know, we must look out for number one. or granted. I believe it is the only thing which can White folks does it, and nigger will too. We's done prevent recruiting at the North. As to ourselves, I got in the crop, and the women and children must think that very few will not admit that death is prefertake it off. Besides, nigger's been at the bottom of able to dishonor and ruin. this fuss from the start, an' it's nothin' more'n right Our great misfortune is, that we have always relied for nigger to have a hand in the fightin’.”
on foreign intervention “and peace in sixty days.” No " Suppose you get killed ? A grape shot would nation will ever intervene until it is seen that we can make an ugly hole in that bide of yours."
maintain alone our independence; that is, until we “Well, I've thought o' that ; I'll bave to run the can no longer require assistance. England is afraid chances. But if I stay at home, a tree might fall on to admit that she cannot do without our cotton, for me."
then she would virtually be in our power. France is My shining colored friend smiled audibly at this unwilling to interfere, for fear of the treachery of sally of fatalistic wit, displaying a formidable row of the latter. She always remembers her as “la perfide ivories, competent to the pulverization of the hardest Albion." of hard tack, and I passed on. In a few moments I But if France concludes to take Mexico, she will was arrested with :
require the alliance of the Southern Confederacy to “I say, boss, has you been a soldier man?" protect her from Northern aggression. Nations as I pleaded guilty to a limited military experience, well as individuals always consult their own interests when my colored friend was urgent in his request that in any alliance they may form. Hence, our best I should " tell a poor nigger all about it." I gave reliance must be in our stout hearts and strong him an idea of what he might expect, for which he arms." expressed his thanks, and struck off for the rendezvous, I have been very unwell for several months, but expressing a determination to see it through.
could not rest until now. I hope shortly to return to I asked another recruit if all the negroes in Ken- duty, with renewed health and vigor. I know not tucky were going soldiering. “Pretty much all of yet to what point I shall be ordered. I hope to do 'em that are able, sah,” was the reply. “ There ain't something shortly by taking the offensive with a wellnone left in our neighborhood.”
organized army. However, “l'homme propose et Dieu People who don't own slaves, and are subject to dispose ;" hence, I shall go with alacrity wherever I the drast, appear to be delighted with the movement. am ordered. “No more draft in Kentucky!” is the gratified ex
With kind regards, etc., I remain yours, sincerely, clamation with which they accompany the rubbing of
G. T. BEAUREGARD. their hands. Slave owners are generally sullen, and Gen. Wm. E. Martin, Pocotaligo, S. C. have little to say. One, however, whom I have met, appears to take a rational and philosophic view of the matter.
“ Confound their black hides," said he, “let 'em go. ANECDOTE OF GENERAL Grant.-A gentleman from If they want to go and get riddled with canister or the front tells the following good story of General filled full of buckshot, why, let 'em. Mine have been Grant: A visitor to the army called upon him one more bother than they were worth for the last three morning, and found the General sitting in his tent years, and I am glad they're gone. They think there's smoking and talking to one of his staff-officers. The hell now; but wait till the shells begin to fly around stranger approached the chieftain, and inquired of him their ears, and they'll wish they was back on the old as follows: “General, if you flank Lee and get befarm. I'd a sight rather a nigger would be killed tween him and Richmond, will you not uncover Washthan me, any how, and I wouldn't care if every nigger ington, and leave it a prey to the enemy?” General in Kentucky, male and female, would go." And be Grant, discharging a cloud of smoke from bis mouth, gave a gratified snort of self-approval, a look out of indifferently replied: Yes, I reckon so." The the stage window at a passing Hock of blackbirds en stranger, encouraged by a reply, propounded question route for Camp Nelson, and felt in his coat pocket for number two: “General, do you not think Lee can a small package of Bourbon.
detach sufficient force from his army to reinforce Beauregard and overwhelm Butler ?" Not a doubt
of it,” replied the General. Becoming fortified by his GENERAL BEAUREGARD AND THE BLACK FLAG.-It success, the stranger propounded question number was stated by Governor Letcher, in a speech at Dan-three, as follows: General, is there not danger that ville, that Stonewall Jackson was in favor of the black Johnston may come up and reïuforce Lee, so that the flagIt appears, from the following private letter latter will swing round and cut off your conmmunicawritten by General Beauregard while recruiting his tions, and seize your supplies ?." * Very likely," was health at Bladen Springs, Alabama, after the retreat the cool reply of the General, and he knocked the from Corinth, that he coïncided in opinion with Gen- ashes from the end of his cigar. The stranger, horrieral Jackson. We find the letter in the Columbia fied at the awful fate about to befall General Grant Guardian, which obtained the writer's permission to and his army, made his exit, and hastened to Washpublish it:
ington to communicate the news.
A REMINISCENCE of Donelson.-A correspondent he had tested the river everywhere, and no spot had of the Memphis Appeal made the following state- be found that was fordable.” ment, on the authority of a member of Congress “I don't care, General, if he did," said Forrest ; who was one of the Fort Donelson Investigation Com- " he told you a d-d lie, as I am ready to swear that I mittee :
waded the river not half an hour ago, as my wet On Saturday night, before the surrender, a council clothes will testify. And now, gentlemen, as it is getof war was called. Pillow, Floyd, Buckner, and a ting late, it is high time you should be acting. Will number of brigadiers, composed this body. There you take my advice, and make your escape ? was much confusion and exciting debate for a while. No," was the reply, “it is too late." Some thought it necessary to surrender, and some did “I have one request to make," said Forrest; “I It was midnight, and no definite understanding have a fine regiment of cavalry here, and I want per
General Floyd, seeing this, dismissed mission to take it out. Grant me this much, and I'm the council, requesting Pillow and Buckner to remain. off.” The three sat down gloomily by the fire, to ponder General Buckner nodded his head, when Forrest over the sad aspect of affairs. A long silence ensued. bolted out of the house, took his command, crossed At last Floyd said :
the river at the aforesaid place, and made his escape “Well, gentlemen, it remains with us to decide without the loss of a man. this matter, and we must do it at once.
It is now midnight, and if we retreat we haven't got a minute to lose.”
A GOOD JOKE.-I must tell a good thing that oc“I say retreat,” said Pillow. "I say surrender! We have shed enough blood he made his way to General Magruder's office. But
curred here, apropos of General Smith. On his arrival already to no purpose,” said Buckner.
“Well, gentlemen," said Floyd, “I see you are still one staff-officer happened to be in, and, as young men divided ; and as I have the casting vote, I will settle sometimes will do, lie was occupying a position more
comfortable than elegant, with bis back to the door, the matter at once. I favor a surrender myself, pro. singing “Dixie.” General Smith interrupted him with: vided the duty does not devolve upon me. I cannot surrender, because the United States Government have officer broke off his song only enough to reply: "Yes,
* Is this General Magruder's office ?” The young indicted me for treason, and the probability is that if
sir." they were to get me they would hang me. So, you see,
General S.-Is the General in ?" the thing is impossible. I transfer the command to
Officer-"No, sir." you, General.”
General S.-“Will he be in soon?” “Well, gentlemen," said Pillow, “I'm in the same
Oficer-"Don't know, sir." fix as yourself. The Yankees have got me indicted
General S.-—" How long has he been gone
e ? for shipping guns and munitions of war to the con
Officer-"Don't know, sir." federate government. So, you see, I can't surrender
General S.-" Where is he?" either. They would hang me as quick as they would you; and if you are excusable, I guess I am, too.
Officer-Don't know, sir. It is not my work to
keep him." So I transfer my right of command to you, General
General S.--" Ahem! My name is Smith.”
Officer-"Yes. Good many Smiths about-several moment a noise was heard without. The door opened,
General S.-—“They sometimes call me Lieutenantand the courier announced an officer who desired ad
General Smith." mittance. He was ordered to show him in; and the
Officer—" The deuce you say !” next moment Colonel Forrest, all splashed with mud
The officer turned a very rapid summerset, and disand water, with high-topped boots and an old slouched hat, made his appearance. He walked to the fire appeared in a twinkling. - Hobile Advertiser. place, and seated himself without saying a word. After a few moments, Floyd said:
“ Well, Colonel, have you any thing important to A GALLANT FEMALE SOLDIER. — Doctor Mary E. communicate, that you come here at this late hour, or | Walker writes from Chattanooga an account of a sinhas your curiosity led you to pay us this visit in order gular case of female martial spirit and patriotic devoto find out what we have decided upon ?"
tion to the flag : “Both,” replied Forrest dryly; then rising from Frances IIook's parents died when she was only three his chair, he said :
years old, and left her, with a brother, in Chicago, “But is it possible, gentlemen, as I have already Minois. Soon after the war commenced, she and her heard whispered this night, that you intend to sur- brother enlisted in the Sixty-fifth “ Home Guards," render?"
Frances assuming the name of “Frank Miller.” She “Yes," was the reply. “We have just arrived at served three months, and was mustered out, withthat conclusion."
out the slightest suspicion of her sex having arisen. “But," said Forrest," there is no occasion for it, She then enlisted in the Ninetieth Illinois, and wils gentlemen. The whole army can easily escape, without taken prisoner in a battle near Chattanooga. She atthe loss of a man. Not an hour ago I crossed the tempted to escape, and was shot through the calf of river, on my horse, where it was not waist-deep. I one of her limbs while said limbs were doing their crossed it going on horseback, and waded it coming duty in the attempt. The rebels searched her person back. It is free from Yankee pickets also, and there for papers, and discovered her sex. The rascals reis no danger to be feared.”
spected her as a woman, and gave her a separate room “Yes; but, Colonel,” said General Floyd, “my while in prison at Atlanta, Georgia. scouts have reconnoitred the entire river, and an During ber captivity, she received a letter from officer who arrived not half an hour ago told me that Jeff Davis, offering her a Lieutenant's commission if
A REMIXISCENCE OF MINK RUX.
BY E. J. ADAMS,
she would enlist in their army. She had no home Leave that to us! With a watchword so true, and no relatives; but she said she preferred to fight as What shall be lacking that brave hearts can do ? a private soldier for the Stars and Stripes, rather than Soon, from the Gulf to the Border, o'er moat, be honored with a commission from the rebs. About O'er battlement, fortress, that banner shall float, two weeks ago she was exchanged. The insurgents Blazoned all over with letters of light: tried to extort from her a promise that she would go “Freedom and Fatherland, God and the Right ! home, and not enter the service again. “Go home!” she said ; " my only brother was killed at Pittsburgh Men of the North! ye are firm, ye are lealLanding, and I have no home—no friends !”
Firmer than granite, and truer than steel ! Dr. Walker describes Frank as of about medium Loving and loyal, this only remains : height, with dark hazel eyes, dark brown hair, rounded Strike from the bondsman his fetters and chains ! features, and feminine voice and appearance.' Dr. W. Then, then shall our legions go forth to the fray, is well versed in human nature, as well as anatomy, Invincible, clad in their battle-array; and she believes that.justice to the young woman in And conquering angels shall lead on the fight question requires that she should be commissioned a For Freedom and Fatherland, God and the Right ! lieutenant in the army. The Doctor also argues that FITCUBURGH, Mass.
CAROLINE A. Mason, Congress should assign women to duty in the army, with compensation, as well as colored men,
averring that patriotism has no sex. Whether the President
THE LAST STAR. will commission Miss Hook as a lieutenant, or Congress will draft Mrs. Walker's countrywomen into the service, we know not; but we are certain that the “ Doctor" is thoroughly in earnest, and that the story ["Here, Sergeant, take this star. It is the last of thirty-four from of her new protégée an interesting one.- Washing- our old dag: the remainder are shot away in the eleven battles
through which I have borne it-Malvern Hill, Chantilly, Southton Republican.
Mountain, Antietam, first and second Fredericksburgh, Gettyg. burgh, Falling Waters, Bristow Station, Rappahannock Station,
and Mine Run. And if I am not permitted to take it to the ladies OUR PRESIDENT.
who gave it, perform the duty for me, and tell them it never
left the field disgraced !!'-Color-Sergeant JEFFERSON FOSTER, of 1864.
the Fifty-vinth New-York volunteers, to Orderly G. S. ADAMS, of
the Sixth New-York artillery.] Abram Lincoln knows the ropes !
All quiet now the battle clash;
No more the cannon's sound
Peals forth a requiem to the dead,
Or shakes the corpse-strewn ground;
But gentle night hath drawn her veil
O'er this sad scene of woe,
As if to hide from mortal ken
A sight they dare not know,
From dawn of day till eve set in,
The fearful contest waged;
Still vict'ry perched on neither flag,
But brooded where the “tug" had raged. Let the Nation ask him, then,
Begrimed and weary, wet with gore,
The separate armies lay
Upon their arms that solemn night,
Early to start the strife next day.
Beneath a charred and shattered oak
A color-sergeant lay,
And many a wide and gaping wound
Told of his work that day.
But not alone upon the plain
Was this youthful warrior left,
To be butchered by some thieving band
Of humanity bereft.
“Friends !" the soldier yelled, “'tis I!
Color of the Fifty-ninth, Mes of the North! ye are true, ye are strong!
And not afraid to die !" Give us a watchword to cheer us along;
“Here's brandy, Jeff, 'twill do you good, Write on our hanners, in letters of fire,
Then p'haps you'll know your friends; Words that shall hearten, ennoble, inspire
But on keeping calm and quiet now,
Your recovery depends.
Here, sergeant," said the bleeding man,
“This star is all I've got “Freedom," for all that are weak and oppressed
That yet remains of that old flag, Fatherland, God and the Right !” For the rest,
I've borne through battles hot.