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Messenger, in a letter from Adjutant Stevens, of the refinement, and upon a mahogany centre-table lay a First Vermont regiment. The occurrence took place Bible and a lady's portrait. The last two articles I on the march of the troops to Bethel, when they took, and have them now in my possession. I also were nine miles from Fortress Monroe:
took' a decanter of most excellent old brandy from Just as we halted to start to the rear on hearing the side-board, and left the burning house. By this firing, a rebel scoundrel came out of a house and time the Zouave regiment had come up. I joined deliberately fired his gun at us. The ball passed so them, and in a short time came up with our rear close to me that I heard it whiz—on its way going guard, and saw a sight, the like of which I wish through the coat and pants, and just grazing the skin never to see again-viz, : bine of Col. Townsend's of Orderly-Sergeant Sweet of the Woodstock Com- Albany regiment stretched on the floor of a house, pany. The rascal was secured and is a prisoner, and where they had just been carried, and eight of them what was done, by way of stern entertainment, to mortally wounded, by our own men. Oh! the sight one of the F. F. V.'s, you will hear if I ever live to was dreadful. I cried like a boy, and so did many return. I then, as the firing to the rear had ceased, others. I immediately thought of my decanter of with revolver in hand, accompanied by Fifer, ap- brandy, took a tin cup from a soldier and poured into proached the fellow's house, having some expectation it the brandy, and filled it (the cup) with water from of an ounce of lead being deposited in my tall body a canteen, and from one poor boy to another I passed without asking my permission. By this time all our and poured into their pale and quivering lips the introops were out of sight in the woods, by a turn in vigorating fluid, and with my hand wiped the sweatthe road, and I was alone with Fiser, when some ne drops of death from their foreheads. Oh! how groes came from the house, having less fear of two grateful the poor fellows looked at me as they say, men than of two thousand. On inquiry, the slaves by my uniform, that the usually stem officer and told me that Adjutant Whiting, whom we had just commander had become to them the kind and tendertaken prisoner, was the owner, that he belonged to hearted woman, by doing for them woman's holy the secession army, and that no white folks were in duty. One strong fellow, wounded in the head, and the house, all having left. Without the ceremony bloody as a butcher's floor, soon rallied, and was able of ringing, I entered and surveyed the premises, and to converse with me. I asked him if he knew the found a most elegantly furnished house. I took a poor fellows around him. He said yes, and pointing hasty survey in search of arms, but, finding none, to one, he said, “That man stood at my side-he left the house, and started to overtake our column. was my section man-I saw his gun fly out of his On reaching the bend in the road, I took a survey of bands, being struck by a grape shot, and a moment the rear, to " see what I might see," and discovered after we both tumbled to the ground together." I a single soldier coming towards me, and waited for went out and picked up an Enfield rifle, nearly cut him to come up. I found it was Clark, of the Brad- in two by a ball; said he, “That is his gun," I saw ford Company. Before he reached me, I observed a its owner die, and brought the gun with me back to horseman coming at full speed towards me. On my camp, and have it in my possession. reaching the house, he turned in, which induced me to think him a secessionist. I ordered Clark to cover TEE BAPTISM OF ONE OF THE Big Guns OF THE him with his rifle, and revolver in hand, ordered him New YORK SIXTY-NINTU BY FATHER MOONEY.to dismount and surrender. He cried out, “Who Father Mooney, on the occasion of the baptizing of are you?” answer, “ Vermont !” “Then raise your one of the big guns mounted at Fort Corcoran, made piece, Vermont; I am Col. Duryea of the Zouaves;” the following remarks :and so it was. His gay-looking red boys just ap
Gentlemen :-It is with more than ordinary pleaspeared turning the corner of the road, coming ure I come forward to perform a ceremony which is towards us. He asked me the cause of the firing in not only pleasing to us all, but highly honorable-I the rear, and whose premises we were on. I told him should say a welcome prerogative to me on this aushe knew the first as well as I did, but as to the last, picious occasion—and ibat is the christening of the could give full information ; that the house belonged noble gun on Fort Corcoran. In the kind Provito one Adjutant Whiting, who, just before, had sent dence of God it has been for me, as a priest, during a bullet wbizzing by me, and shot one of my boys, the last nine years, to baptize many a fine blue-eyed and that my greatest pleasure would be to burn the babe; but never had I brought before me such a rascal's house in payment. “Your wish will be large, quiet, healthy, and promising fellow as this gratified at once," said the colonel. “I am ordered which is now before me. Indeed, I must remark, it by Gen. Butler to burn every house whose occupant has often happened, when pouring the baptismal or owner fires upon our troops. Burn it.” He leaped water on the child's head, he opened his little eyes from his horse, and I upon the steps, and by that and got a little more of the baptismal water than he time three Zouaves were with me. I ordered them wished. But on this occasion this noble son of a to try the door with the butts of their guns-down great father has his mouth open, evidently indicating went the door and in went we. A well packed trav- that he is anxious to speak, which I have no doubt elling bag lay upon a mahogany table. I tore it he soon will, in a thundering roice, to the joy of his open with the hopes of finding a revolver, but did friends and terror of his enemies. I need not tell not. The first thing I took out was a white linen you that a most appropriate name has been selected coat: I laid it on the table, and Col. Duryea put a by our esteemed colonel, and one that will be wel. lighted match to it. Other clothing was added to the comed by you all, and that is the honorable name of pile, and soon we had a rousing fire. Before leav- the gallant commander of our brigade-Colonel Huning, I went into the large parlor in the right wing of ter. Therefore, the great gun shall hereafter answer the house--it was perfectly splendid. A large room to its name, the Hunter Gun. Now, parents answith a tapestry carpet, a nice piano, a fine library of iously listen to the first lispings of the infant's lips, miscellaneous books, rich sofas, elegant chairs, with and the mother's heart swells with joy when she superior needle-work wrought bottoms, what-nots in catches the first utterance of her cherished babe, in the corners, loaded with articles of luxury, taste, and the words “mamma, mamma;” but here I shall
guarantee to you that this promising boy will speakness broken by little except the organ tones of some for the first time, in loud, clear accents, those en- of the Massachusetts men, who are on the beach, dearinz words, papa, papa, papa-patria mia, patria singing devotional airs. Last Sabbath the men were mia-and, in name, as in effect, he will hunt traitors at work in the trenches; to-day is their first day of from this fort, while the echo of his voice will be as rest. A great deal of work has been done, and, dursweet music, inviting the children of Columbia to ing the last week, under unfavorable circumstances share the comforts of his father's home; and thus --rainy days. With very little more labor, our whole may he soon speak to the glory of the Stars and line of intrenchments will be finished. There is a Stripes, honor to the name that he bears, and last- little trimming off to be done, and a magazine to be ing credit to the Sixty-Ninth.--Louisville Journal, built, a little earth to be thrown up in front of some June 25.
heavy columbiads that have been mounted, and some
storehouses to be built; but enough has been done New HayPSHIRE SHARP-SHOOTING.—A letter in to allow the rest to be completed by general details, the Philadelphia Bulletin from Poolsville, Md., and to give a chance for drilling. June 20, says:
“ Colonel Phelps has appointed me ordnance offiThe New Hampshire boys held Conrad's Ferry; cer of the post. We do not now fear any attack; the but as their guns would not carry a sufficient distance position is too strong. I hear that Davis has given to do the enemy any harın, a detachment of twenty the Federal troops ten days' time in which to leave men were sont from our regiment to act as sharp- the soil of Virginia. The time is nearly up, but we shooters. They picked off eight or ten of the rebels. are not quite ready to move away.
The New Hampshire men had been firing pistols “I hope that I may be given courage and good and guns that did not reach half-way across the river. | judgment enough to do well my duty in any circumThe enemy's six-pound balls came thick and fast stances in which I may be placed. As far as I can among our boys, but, luckily, none were hit. When see, there is not much danger to be incurred in this grape-shot were fired they all squatted, and the campaign. At present both sides seem better in. shot passed over them. So soon as a six-pound ball clined to talking than fighting. If talking could would strike the ground, the boys would make a dash settle it, by giving the supremacy forever to the Genand dig it out. They got six of these trophies. The eral Government, I think it would be better than New Hampshire boys got the others.
civil war; but that talking can settle it, I do not beOne trick of the New Hampshire fellows was to get lieve." one of their men to mount on horseback, as a mark Just before starting for the battle in which he was for their field-pieces. As soon as they fired, he would killed, he wrote on a piece of paper, in pencil, for drop from bis horse, and the enemy would set up a his wife :shout of triumph. The horseman would then get up, “May God bless you, my darling, and grant you a and placing his fingers at his nose, would poke fun happy and peaceful life. May the good Father proat them.
tect you and me, and grant that we may long live This morning, the enemy have evacuated the Fer happily together. God give me strength, wisdom, ries. How long we are to remain here, and what is and courage. If I die, let me die as a brave and our destination, we do not know.
honorable man; let no stain of dishonor hang over
me or you."-Boston Sat. Evening Guzelte, June 29. Washington, June 24.- A private letter from Minister Corwin, Mexico, 10th, says it is reported through secession channels, that Lincoln was driven
“The Government fa appriend of matters which faturo from Washington, and Gen. Scott is at the head of
ovents will disclose."--TeL. DESPATCHES, Jusz 28, 1861. the Confederate arnıy.-Sandusky Register, June 25.
Uncle Sam sat in his easy chair,
In an after-dinner mood, At the battle of Booneville, the Rev. W. A, Pile, When an item-hunter, lean and spare, chaplain of the First regiment, of Missouri, with four Came with “Hope I don't intrude. men, two of whom were mounted, and two on foot, captured and disarmed a party of twenty-four rebels, “ Uncle Sam, old boy, now speak me true, who were flying, and brought them into camp as And reveal the latest news; prisoners! They were armed with Colt's revolvers. For your Abe is mum, and Scott is blue, -N. Y. Tribune, June 25.
With the gout in all his toes.” The Iowa troops under Col. Bates, who were de- Uncle Sam yawned, and his eye he winked tailed to guard the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, On the pencil and note-book man; in Missouri, had some printers in their ranks, who Then an arm outstretched, then both eyes blinked, seized a rebel printing-office at Macon City, and now And his story thus began :publish the Register under the new title of “Our Whole Union." —Boston Transcript, June 23, “ Uncle Sam greets your readers all :
You may say he surely knows LIEUT. JOHN T. GREBLE.—The following letter Of some matters to happen about next fall, was written by Lieut. Greble the day before he was Which--the future will disclose !" killed: “CAMP BUTLER, NBWPORT News, VA., Sunday, June 9th, 1861.
Uncle Sam lolled back in his easy chair, }
And the door went shut, “ker-slam," “ It is a delightful Sabbath morning—it has a Sab- And the item-hunter, lean and spare, bath feeling about it. If you had lost the run of the
Despatched this awful telegram. week, such a day as to-day would tell you it was the
-Buffalo Courier. Sabbath. The camp is unusually quiet, and its still.
This is the picture of a Southerner who abuses the mediately seized the gun, and with it aimed a wellNorth : He toils not, neither does he spin. Swaddled directed blow at Carruthers' bead, who dodged and at birth in a Northern blanket, cutting his teeth on a received it across his back or shoulders. Carruthers Northern gum-ring, solacing his sweet tooth on then jumped from the buggy, and as he did so, MarNorthern candies, learning his letters from a North- tin stepped back and cocked the gun. Carruthers ern book, educated at a Northern college, learning sprang behind the horse, and being followed by Marhis gentility and acquiring all his refinements in tin, ran around to the opposite side. Martin tben Northern social circles-he still looks upon the North presented the musket. Carruthers told bim to as a foreign country, a region altogether plebeian crack his whip,' and at the same time fired on Varand uncivilized, because it has neither cotton nor tin with a revolver, at the discharge of which Martin niggers.—Boston Saturday Gazette, June 22. dropped his head, from which Carruthers thinks his
ball took effect. Martin then wheeled as if to pass
around the buggy, and as he did so another shot was TO JEFFERSON DATIS,
fired by Carruthers, but without effect. As Martin
reached the rear of the buggy, Carruthers fired a Just God! where sleepeth thy vengeance !
third time, and thinks the shot took also. Martin Eternal and burning, may thy terrible wrath was by this time on the same side with Carrutbers, Fall on the arch traitor and his unholy crew, who and Carruthers again sprang to the opposite side. For mad ambitions's sake, would trample the flag Martin instantly fired upon him with the musket, the Erected by Washington and his noble compeers. muzzle of which was not exceeding five feet from the Rise ! Shade of the mighty! and hurl to perdition horse, the whole charge passing into the shoulder Such traitors to country, and greatness, and God ! of the horse. Finding that the shot had not taken Oh ! let red thunderbolts, famine, pestilence, and effect, Martin clubbed his musket, and Lieut. Carruplague,
thers fired upon him again, and thinking his pistol Never-dying miseries, and the deep, damning horrors exhausted, threw it into his face, inflicting a severe of Hell
wound. Martin then wheeled and ran. The alarma Descend upon him who can ruthlessly deluge was given by Lieut. Carruthers as soon as possible, All this fair land, with tears, and fraternal blood ! and some of the guards who were behind at the time Vengeance surely waiteth, hot, fierce, and terrible, the affray took place, upon finding the condition of In the store-house of God; and the hot bolts of wrath affairs, immediately started for dogs to follow the Suspended, are waiting to bring thee to doom ! trail. Lieut. Carruthers hurried to town as rapidly as
P. the condition of his horse would permit, and gave -Chautauqua Democrat. notice to the members of the company of what had
transpired, and in half an hour Capt. Ryan had forty DESPERATE CONFLICT.--A REFUGEE FROM THE or fifty men in pursuit. Martin was followed until Soutil.-We find in The Southern Confederacy (At- daybreak next morning, but escaped. It seems that lanta, Ga.) of the 26th ult., the following advertise he obtained a horse from a negro of William Allen, ment:
and thus evaded his pursuers. The negro states that "$250 reward will be given for the arrest of Geo. he was bleeding freely when he saw him, and that he Martin, dead or alive, charged with uttering treason was evidently severely wounded.” able sentiments against the Southern Confederacy, and admitted by him, and for an attempt to take the VIRGINIA STEALING LADIES' WARDRORES.- Weal. life of Lieut, Carruthers when under arrest.
Juded a few days since to a correspondence which “ Brown & LAIDLER, T. J. McGRIFF,
took place between the Governor of Virginia, and “S. M. MANNING, H. H, WHITEHEAD. the wife of an officer in the navy, whose faithfulness
“ And others, to duty and to his flag had excited the ire of the “ All papers in the South please copy."
traitors. The Virginia authorities, by way of punishAccompanying the above, Thc Confederacy makes ment, stole and confiscated the wardrobe of the lady the following statement:
and of her daughter-a petty meanness which it We clip the following from The Pulaski Times, would be difficult to parallel. We are enabled to lay published at Hawkinsville in this State. Martin re- before our readers the correspondence connected sided some cight miles cast of that place. It appears with this extraordinary larceny, which places Gov, that he said that, "If Lincoln would march his forces Letcher in no enviable position :through the Southern States, bo would link his Gov. LETCHER—Sir: Leaving Norfolk suddenly a destiny with him, and that if the war continued five few weeks since, my personal and household propyears, he would be as rich as he wanted to be ; that erty remain in the freight house of the Boston there were tories who got rich in the Revolutionary steamer. I bave in vain tried to recover it-hare war, and that he would do so in this."
addressed letters to friends without success. I am “ Lieut. Carruthers was despatched to arrest him, confident the letters have miscarried, as I cannot beand he gave himself up, acknowledging that he bad lieve the citizens of Norfolk would injure, or permit used the language with which he was charged. Lieut. to be injured, the property of a lady; inspection of Carruthers took him in a buggy to carry him to the parcels, if such has been made, could only have Hawkinsville for trial. He was uneasy for fear he convinced of the impropriety of retaining them. The would be hung, but was assured that he would only boxes and bundles are all marked J. O. Bradford, have to leave the country. When within two miles of Boston, Mass., and I most earnestly beg your Exceltown he was permitted to get out of the buggy. On lenoy will order their immediate delivery to some getting back into he threw up his hand and fright- responsible person who will inforta me where I may ened Licut. Carruthers' horse, which was a spirited gain possession of my property. and restless animal, causing him to spring very sud- Begging a thousand pardons for the liberty taken, denly, compelling Lieut. Carruthers to release his I am, very respectfully, Mrs. H. M, BRADFORD. hold on his musket and grasp the reins. Martin im. To His Excellency Gov. LETCHER.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, most of it to them had a special value, as the gifts of RICHMOND, May 21, 1861.
affection and friendship—the gathering of many years Sır: I am instructed by the Governor to say, in in various parts of the globe, and which money can answer to your favor of the 19th instant, that as it never replace. has pleased you to denounce your boy, and cast him It is difficult to realize that such a piece of van. from your care and protection, because of his fealty dalism could be perpetrated in our country, in this to Virginia, his Excellency is disposed to retain for our day. Alas !' for the poor old Commonwealth, his benefit the property to which you refer as being the land of Washington, the mother of Presidents, detained in Norfolk. I am, &c.,
committing a petty larceny that would shame a reS. BASSETT FRENCH, spectable bandit. I am a Southerner, but, thank A. D. C. to tho Governor of Virginia.
God, I have not to blush that I am a Virginian. To H. M. Bradford, No. 717 Arch street, Phil. As regards your Excellency's statements in relation
to my son, I will simply say to you that it is untrue. MRS. BRADFORD'S REPLY TO GOV. LETCHER.
Could I face your informers, whom I recognize, I Puliladelphia, May 24, 1861.
would tell them it was false, wilfully and deliberately Gov. LETCHER—Sir: Through your clerk I have just false, and but a shallow subterfuge to cover up the received an answer to my communication of the 19th. infamy of the theft. The traitorous band around the As my signature was Mrs. H. M. Bradford, I cannot boy could, if they would, bear witness to my constant understand why the answer was addressed to “ H. M. and anxious efforts to save him, and my earnest apBradford,” Sir. In the part of the country in which peals to induce him to remain with us. "And it was I was educated, it is not the custom for a gentleman
as a last effort I said to him, in the presence of the to affix to his name the title of Mrs. It was only as officers of the Pennsylvania, “My son, you can make a lady I appealed to you, as a gentleman, to order your election, but if you now see proper to desert the delivery of my property. The writer of the re- your father and mother, and the flag you have always markable document, bearing the no less remarkable been taught to revere, remember, from this day you , address, seems to be much better informed of my are to be to me an alien and a stranger. Your death family affairs than myself, as this is the first intima; would be a thousand times preferred to your distion Í have received that my son has been deserted honor. And we would gladly, joyfully follow you to or cast off. On the contrary, he will be most warmly the narrow home rather than you should affiliate with, welcomed home at any moment, and be supplied with traitors against such a Government and such institumore suitable clothing than the summer wardrobe of tions as never before blessed the lot of man." He his mother and sister will afford. My boy must be
was a boy of fine promise, of good presence, brave, strongly altered in the few weeks since I saw him, if and honorable character; but his generous impulses, he can be induced to accept the property of his moth- his ardent sympathies, were excited by the constantly er and sister, even if retained by order of your Ex: repeated falsehoods about Northern oppressions and cellency. In his previous life he has been upright Southern wrongs and sufferings. His defection was and honorable, and never was known to appropriate a bitter cup-a heavy blow. And when his mother, the possessions of others; and I feel sure this gen- a lady, respectfully appealed to your Excellency, was erous attempt to supply him with the means of sub- it manly-was it decent, to thus insult ber? If old sistence will be most indignantly rejected. If this is Virginia, in her poverty and degradation, needs the not the case, he has indeed degenerated. Respect- property and money she has stolen from me, (and, fully, Mrs. H. M. BRADFORD.
divided in sentiment, bankrupt in credit and reputaU. 8. SHIP Onio, Boston, June 1, 1861. tion, God knows she does,) why, take it all; use it, To his Excellency Gov. LETCHER—Sir: I have re- as best you may-raffle, huckster, and auctioneer it ceived from my wife copies of her correspondence off to the highest bidder, but don't add to the turpiwith you. I had myself written several letters to tude of the robbery the meanness of deceit and falseformer friends in Norfolk in relation to the property, hood. My boy would not, if he could, touch a farbut declined making any application to the State thing of the plunder. And your Excellency well authorities; yet when informed by my wife that she knows he could not if he would. I have no doubt, had done so, I did not doubt that immediate restora- before this, the packages have been broken open, tion would be ordered ; for, while I have seen enough and the contents seized upon by the hungry and to destroy all confidence in the integrity and honor, needy subjects of the Old Dominion. Proud old personal and official, with few exceptions, of the Vir- State ! glorious in tradition and history, how has she ginia rebels, I could not suppose that Gov. Letcher fallen! Gov. Wise said the people at Harper's Fercould descend so low as to rob a family leaving the ry behaved like shcep when attacked by old John State of their wearing apparel and necessary house. Brown, and the larceny of my goods by the F. Fs. hold goods. And for the reason, too, that I had been of Norfolk proves that the deterioration is not local. faithful to my obligations of duty and honor, faithful Very respectfully, your Excellency's obed't serv't, to my vows, and true to the flag which, next to my
J. O. BRADFORD. Maker, is the object of my veneration.
Paymaster U. 8. Navy. To the rudest barbarians there is a charm in fidel. ity which excites their highest admiration ; but with A WESTERN paper says old Scott is hale, hearty, your Excellency, and your chivalrous Virginians, who healthy, and as active as a boy. This we know to be claim, as springing from your peculiar institutions, a a deliberate lie. A gentleman was in our office yes. higher civilization, a purer morality, and a holier terday, who saw Scott last Saturday. He says he is a faith, this savage virtue is adjudged an offence, and, complete wreck. Infirm, gouty, and overwhelmed as a punishment, you have stripped mo and mine of with the lashings of a guilty conscience, he has beevery thing in your power, not sparing us bed, blan- come a sort of terror to all around him. His aids ket, towel or napkin, fork or spoon. With few ex. tremble in his presence, and his petulance prevents ceptions, every valuable article there stolen was the him from giving any one a civil answer. “Old Abe,” personal property of my wife and daughter. And I it is said, is absoluiely afraid to go near “Fuss and
Feathers," as the latter has not forgotten, and never | the necessities and comforts which might reliere, to will, the remark of Lincoln to Rev. Dr. Fuller, that he some extent, the privations of a soldier's life. In was “Scott's legal master.” Scott, who was present addition to what has been done already by the school, at the time of the interview, managed to restrain his we have now prepared this standard, which we wish passion until the doctor and the members of the to present to you, and we trust that wherever you Young Men's Christian Association left; but they may be, when your eyes rest upon this, you will rehad scarcely cleared the room before he let out on member that you have left friends behind you whose Lincoln. At one time it was thought that Cameron hearts are with you in every trial, and who will never and Seward would have to interfere to prevent a per- cease to hope and pray for your ultimate success and sonal collision. Scott raved like a madman, and told safe return. Beneath the Roman eagle we have Lincoln that he was a stupid fool, a most consum- placed upon your standard the likeness of the poble mate ass, and lavished sundry other choice epithets defender of the Constitution, of him who ever stood upon the devoted head of his “ legal master.” Our by it on the floor of Congress, and who, were he alire informant states that he finally worked himself up in- to-day, would be ready to defend it with the last drop to such a passion, that his nervous system could no of his blood. Alas! he is no longer with us; but he longer stand the shock, and he was conveyed to bed. has left behind him a representative, the noble colo-Petersburg (Va.) Express.
nel of your regiment, who is destined to prore also
another brave defender of the Constitution. We say The CROSS AND THE FLAG.-Bishop Simpson said to you, go forth to maintain our glorious privileges, in a recent sermon :-“We will take our glorious flag and for myself, in this public place, I beseech you, --the flag of our country—and nail it just below the as you are clothed with the panoply which the State cross ! That is high enough! There let it wave as affords, be clothed with the panoply which the Lord it waved of old. Around it let us gather: First of Hosts furnishes to all who go forth to battle in Christ, then our country!'"-Albany Evening Juur. His name. We, and all the dear ones whom you nal, June 7.
leave behind you, call upon you to strike; strike for
us all. Boston, Mass., July 13.-When the citizens of Strike till the last armed foc expires, Boston were called upon to aid in the equipment
Strike for your altars and your fires, of the soldiers, the pupils of the Latin School con
Strike for the green graves of your sires,
God and your native land. tributed liberally to that end; and Comp. D, (Capt. Shurtleff) of the Webster regiment, was adopted to Capt. Shurtleff, on behalf of the company, rebe the recipient of their contributions, the captain sponded as follows: I hardly know in what way best being a graduate of the school. Since that time the to return to you, my fellow-schoolmates, on behalf pupils have decided to present that company with a of the Latin School Guard our sincere and heartfelt standard as a symbol of its connection with the thanks. I thank you for your sympathy for me, school. It was deemed proper that the standard and more especially my command. Our thanks for should take the classical form of that of the Roman the standard which you have presented us, much as maniple, being surmounted by a gilt eagle, below we shall prize it as an emblem of the esteem in which which is a very perfect medallion of the great states- we are held by the members of the Latin School, man whose honored name the regiment bears, below are as nothing in comparison with the gratitude we this the number of the regiment, and at the bottom feel towards you for the innumerable favors you have the letter of the company, the whole supported upon shown us in a way in which we are much more likely a suitable staff, making a very striking and appropri- to be neglected. Presentations of banners and ate standard.
swords, where a grand display is to be made and It was decided that the presentation should take speeches exchanged, are very pleasant things, while place at Fort Warren, where the regiment is now the more substantial favors, such as we have received stationed, and accordingly the pupils of the school from you, are too apt to be overlooked and neglected. and their friends visited the fort yesterday afternoon After referring to the causes of the delays which for that purpose. The steamer Argo was chartered the regiment had suffered in getting into the field for the occasion, and after a very pleasant excursion, for active service, he continued, referring to the enlivened by music from the Boston Brigade band, standard : But, sir, our cagle, upon which the sun they were received at the wharf of the fort by Comp. smiles now so auspiciously, differs in one marked D, and cscorted to the parade ground, where, in be- respect from the old Roman cagle. That was the half of the school, the standard was presented by S. signal for carnage. Wherever that eagle was seen H. Virgin, of the 2d class,
to float, chains and slavery was sure to follow. After an eloquent and stirring allusion to the Ours is our own noble American cagle, which raises causes of the war and the spontaneous uprising of its talons to strike those only who destroy the holy the North, paying a just tribute to the zealous en temple of freedom. Yes, we will “Strike till the last thusiasm of the young men in this fearful crisis of armed foe expires." Our eagle will strike his beak our nation's history, when from the wilds of Maine into the brain of every man who shall be found with to the plains of Texas, from the rockbound coasts of arms in his hands, lifted against the Constitution of the East to the murmuring shores of the Pacific, there the Country. But, unlike the Roman eagle, when swells up to heaven the deafening chorus “ Fiat victory has crowned our banners, when our flag justitia ruat cælum," he continued as follows :- waves proudly once more, then his thirst for blood
As a school we have endeavored to express our will be satiated, his talons will sink into their place, sympathy with the Government and its defenders in and he will return to you no longer the fierce bird of a substantial way. You already know what we have war, but the emblem of the victory of truth and freedone for you. Your noble, energetic, and gallant dom, over error and oppression. captain, being a former honored graduate of our Although I can never hope to meet my schoolschool, we have felt a peculiar interest in this his mates again, with my ranks as full as they are to-day, command, and have endeavored to supply you with for we are liable to the chances of war, and it may