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They raised the arm, they struck the blow,
And gloried in the deed,
That first of all they met the foe,
But not without a saddening word
The message flew as on the wind
Then came again the cry, "To arms!
At once ten times ten thousand rose,
To march through Baltimore.
E'en those who once had striven in vain
And sought a poor, precarious peace,
One heart, one hand, the North-men stand, And swear they will be free;
They battle for their native land,
For life and liberty.
Look, England, who art wont to sneer! And Europe, now behold!
See here the patriotic zeal
That fired the men of old.
The blood that coursed the father's veins
Now call our Government a dream,
That taunted lack of loyalty!
Was ever such a loyalty
Bestowed on any throne? Can such a country ever fall,
Where such a love is shown?
Ah, no! America shall rise Above the dismal cloud; This is her resurrection morn! She casts aside the shroud!
Harp of Columbia! there is still
Hast thou forgot the songs of yore
As when, from tyrant's hateful power, Our fathers sought release?
Who calls America a land
'Tis false! 'tis false! that noble band
How base the heart that could forget
Ah, yes! Columbia is true,
Her sons are firm and brave; Let traitors come with fierce ado, We'll break their columns through and through, A traitor's death we'll give them, too, And each a traitor's grave.
Then sweep, ye winds, across the plain! Ye rivers, to the sea!
Proclaim the word o'er earth and main,
THE DEAD WARRIOR.
Bind the oak leaves round his head;
Fighting foremost in the van.
Cheering with a mighty cheer,
On he led the serried band; Now he lies upon his bier,
Cold and stately, still and grand.
Calmly gather round him now,
All ye soldiers, and be dumb; Cast one look upon his brow
As you hear the muffled drum.
Then, with solemn feet, and slow,
Respectfully inscribed to the loyal ladies of Kentneky, and especially to Mrs. Nannette Smith and Mrs. Bland Bullard, of Louisville, Kentucky, by a private in Captain Van Trees' company, Sixth regiment of Indiana Volanteers, Col. T. T. Crittenden commanding.
BY W. S. G.
We left our homes and firesides,
gone to make good their ballots with their bayonets, and others are getting ready to do the same.-Philadelphia Bulletin, Sept. 19.
PICKET COURTESIES.-A night or two ago, a German picket-guard stationed outside of Arlington, in Va., heard their own language spoken by the rebel scouts opposite them. A few words were interchanged, and the parties on both sides, finding themselves fellow-countrymen, proceeded to meet each other in perfect confidence. So well pleased were they with their interview that, after posting a sufficient number of guards along the prescribed lines, the majority returned to the neutral ground, and, building a fire, passed the best part of the night together, on the warmest and most amicable terms.N. Y. Tribune, Sept. 25.
PRINCE NAPOLEON AND THE UNION.-The Mining Register relates that while Prince Napoleon was at Copper Falls, in Lake Superior region, the following incident occurred:
While returning from the stamp mill, the Prince proposed to drink (it being quite warm) from a spring by the wayside, and, taking an empty powder can used by the miners for the purpose, he drank-" The land of Washington-one and inseparable." The compliment was handsomely returned by Mr. Burnham, in-" France-the friend of America," which was received by the whole party with much enthusiasm.
DAN RICE, the showman, is stumping the Western States, outside of his menagerie, in favor of the Union cause. He addressed a meeting at Oshkosh, Wis., on the 28th ult.-Louisville Journal, Sept. 12.
MAJOR LYNDE, the officer who surrendered Fort Fillmore to the rebels in New Mexico, has been arrested by two of his subordinates, (Captains Gibbs and Potter,) who have taken the responsibility of conveying him to Santa Fé for trial. The old man was very indignant at this treatment, but the two captains were young and active, and held him fast.N. Y. Evening Post, Sept. 11.
MAURY'S "OBSERVATIONS."-A curious discovery was made at the national observatory at Washington, from which Lieut. Maury seceded. On attempting to use some of the instruments for observation, it was found that a large tree had grown up in front of them so as to completely obstruct the view-thus giving conclusive evidence that the instruments have not been used for years! A striking commentary on the manner in which the seceding superintendent discharged his duties. Workmen are now cutting away the mute but unimpeachable witness against him.N. Y. Tribune, Sept. 11.
IMPRESSMENT OF WOMEN IN MEMPHIS.-The Memphis (Tenn.) Appeal of the 5th of Sept. has a long account of the action of the Common Council of that city in relation to the want of nurses for the soldiers. It gives a deplorable account of the condition of the hospitals, and that the women refused to do any thing to aid them until it absolutely became necessary to appeal to the Council to force women to work in the hospitals. The Appeal heads its Common Council report "Impressing Women," and says:
"By permission, Dr. Keller was allowed to state to the Board that the washing of the sick soldiers had
not been done for two weeks; the cleanliness of the hospital, and consequently the lives of the soldiers, were involved. Fifteen dollars a month each woman would be paid, but no effort had been able to procure women, either black or white, who would remain more than a day or two. Dr. Keller called upon the Council to order the police to compel the women to do the work. Ald. Kortrecht offered a resolution to grant the request. Ald. Merrill said the request deserved attention, if it was only from the fact that it was the first request the military power had made of the city authorities. That power had hitherto paid little attention to the officers and laws of the city."
Dr. Keller's request was finally refused, after more discussion.
The Appeal says that the Southern Mothers' Home in Memphis is overflowing with sick soldiers, and citizens willing to take any of the sufferers in their own houses are earnestly requested to inform the association.
By the act of rebelling, Jeff. Davis appears
MARY HENDERSON, an old lady of Johnson County, Indiana, who has been blind for a number of years, has knit twelve pairs of socks for volunteers in the army from her neighborhood, the yarn for which she twisted herself at the spinning wheel. This is an example worthy of being imitated by those who are younger, and have the unimpaired use of their organs of vision.-Louisville Journal, Nov. 15.
DISGUISED AS A BELL-WETHER.-The Louisville Journal gives the following account of a noted char
"Among the Tennesseeans now in camp in Kentucky is a little fellow of about five feet four inches, with gray and grizzled beard, dilapidated nose, and an eye as keen as a fish-hawk's. The manner of his escape was remarkable and highly ingenious. He headed a large squad of his neighbors, and eluded the rebel pickets by wearing a big sheep's bell on his head, and bleating away over the mountains, followed by a herd of men who did likewise. By this stratagem he deceived the rebel scouts, and passed within a few feet of them through one of the most important mountain passes. Old Macfarland (for that is the name of the hero of the bell) thus won the sobriquet of the bell-wether, by which name he passes all through the camps. He is a rough and good-humored old man, with a full supply of mother wit, and speaks of himself as 'under size and over age for a soldier,' which he literally is."
Norton himself served in the war of 1812, and was on duty at Marblehead when the ship Constitution was chased into port by two British seventy-four gun ships. His father, Mr. Simon Norton, who was born at Chester, N. H., 1760, enlisted when fifteen years of age, and served throughout the Revolutionary War. He was in the battles at Bunker's Hill and at Bennington, and went South under General Washington. In 1775 and 1776 he was in Breed's regiment, under Capt. Emerson, of Candia. Henry C., the youngest son, seventeen years old, was in the battle of Bull Run under Colonel Marston, of the New Hampshire Second, and was there wounded by a rifle ball. The ball tore away his hat band, and, glancing along the skull several inches, lodged there and was not extracted till he reached Washington, he walking the whole distance. The next morning the brave young soldier was ready for duty. Neither Mr. Norton nor his father ever received a pension. Such patriotism is worthy of record.-Boston Journal.
A PATRIOTIC FAMILY.-David Norton, of Candia, N. H., has all his sons-William C., David T., Richard E., and Henry C.-in the Federal army. Mr.
"ODE TO NEGRO LIBERTY."-The pastor of the church in Dayton, Ohio, where Vallandigham attends, the other day gave out the beautiful hymn: My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing;
whereupon Vallandigham wrote the pastor a scurrilous letter, roundly abusing him for introducing an "ode to negro liberty" into religious exercises.Lawrence (Kansas) Republican, Oct. 10.
THE New Bedford Mercury states that Mrs. Samuel A. Frazer, of Duxbury, Mass., is now (Oct. 10) engaged in knitting stockings for soldiers in our army. She was employed eighty-five years ago in knitting stockings for the soldiers of the Revolution. She is now ninety-two years old.
GEN. BUCKNER, at Rochester, on Green River, Ky., forcibly took a fine yoke of oxen and other property from the Rev. Mr. Wiggins, a worthy clergyman, and paid him with a three hundred dollar check on the Southern Bank at Russellville, where he hadn't funds to the amount of a dollar. To say nothing of the epauletted rascal's forcible seizure of the property, his giving a check upon a bank in which he had no money deposited was a penitentiary offence under our laws. We hope the officers of justice in that section will do their duty. We are well aware, that if Buckner shall be put to hard work at Frankfort in the service of the State, his friend the Governor will let him loose, but he should be sent there anyhow.— Louisville Journal, Oct. 12.
A KENTUCKY GIRL.-Capt. Claypool, living about ten miles from Bowling Green, is commander of a company of Home Guards. He had the guns of his company at his house, but, on hearing of the arrival THE battle-field of Bull Run is owned by George of General Buckner at Bowling Green, he sent them Leary, of New York, son of the famous hatter. to Colonel Grider's camp in a neighboring county. soon as the war is over, certain parties, with the con- The next day a squad, despatched by Buckner, called sent of Mr. Leary, intend building an immense hotel at his house, and, finding only his daughter, demandthere, to accommodate the curious, who will flocked the guns of her. She answered that they were there to inspect the battle-field.-Woonsocket Pa- not there, and that, if they were, she wouldn't give triot, Oct. 4. them up. They handed her Gen. Buckner's order for the weapons, and she tore it up before their faces. They went to the bucket and took each a drink of water, whereupon she threw the rest of the water out of the bucket and commenced scouring the dipper.
They concluded they could do no better than to go back and tell their General about their adventure and get fresh instructions.-Louisville Journal, Oct.
On the "Caravan Government," (so called by a Southern
Editor,) to be sung at the Funeral Solemnities of the Southern Confederacy.
COMPOSED BY JEFF. DAVIS AND CO.
TUNE-" Secession hath killed us."
The "Caravan Government" hath taken its flight From Montgomery to Richmond, to stop over-night; The next move it shall make will be over the sea, Where Jeff. Davis and Co. are expecting to flee.*
The mushroom Confederacy shall not go abroad,
But the pure flag of the Union shall proudly wave O'er land and o'er ocean, yes, o'er the vile traitors' grave;
The God of our fathers shall oppression destroy,
CONGRESSMAN ELY PRESENTED WITH A WOODEN SWORD BY HIS FELLOW-PRISONERS.-Hon. Alfred Ely, M. C., of the Rochester, (N. Y.) district, in Lincoln's Congress, who was captured on the field of Manassas on the memorable 21st of July, and who has since been imprisoned in one of the Richmond tobacco factories, was the recipient, a few days since, of a valuable token of the regard and esteem in which he is held by his fellow-prisoners. An ingenious artisan among the number fabricated a wooden sword of considerable dimensions and comely shape, together with a rope sash, which was presented to the belligerent Congressman by a committee in an address, which was replied to by the recipient of the honor in excellent style, followed by an acceptance of the gift. The prisoners, of whom Mr. Ely is one, seem to get along very well under the care of Capt. G. C. Gibbs, who has them in charge. Mr. Ely himself certainly has not suffered in flesh, however he may have done in the spirit.-Richmond Examiner, Oct. 7.
Ir is rumored that Lincoln is about to issue a proclamation declaring all matrimonial relations existing between his loyal subjects, male or female, and secession enemies, male or female, to be null, void, and thenceforth dissolved, the parties divorced being at liberty to contract new marriage relations as shall please them to do so, so that their new spouses be good and loyal persons.
On this subject the Richmond Enquirer says that Mr. Lincoln will induce the next Congress to pass a divorce act to divorce wives residing within the jurisdiction of Abraham, where husbands have left them with the intention of aiding the fortunes of the South. -Richmond Dispatch, Oct. 10.
Jeff Davis and his brother Joe have invested two hundred thousand dollars in France, so that if compelled to leave America they may be provided with a home there.
VOL. III.-POETRY 7
THE Memphis Appeal offers the following polite invitation: "Let the brutal minions of a beastly despotism come on! The slaughter pens are ready, and Yankee blood shall flow as free as festal wine."-N. Y. World, October.
How MAJOR TANNER FELL.-The Brown County (Ind.) Union, contains a letter from Missouri, dated Sept. 21st, in which the writer, an eye-witness, gives the following account of the rencontre in which the gallant Major Gordon Tanner received the wounds which resulted in his death:
On the 18th inst., under command of Lieut.-Col. Hendricks, our regiment proceeded by steamer, in company with the Eighteenth Indiana and Twentysixth Indiana, from Jefferson City, up the river, and on the 19th reached a point about five miles below Glasgow, where it was reported the secessionists were collected in force.
It was night when we reached the point referred to a bright, moonlight night-when two or three companies from the Eighteenth and three companies, including ours from the Twenty-second, were or dered, under command of Major Tanner, to proceed by land through a corn-field and the "woods" to the town to take it by surprise. We proceeded about a quarter of a mile through a corn-field, and had reached a point at the foot of a hill in the woods, when Major Tanner ordered company B, Capt. Steepleton, and my company, C, to proceed to the front of the column, which we did. The head of our company rested upon an eminence; all to the rear, down at the base of the hill, some ten or fifteen feet lower.
Major Tanner rode up on the left of the column, some five or six steps from where we were, and asked where company B was. He was told. He then asked where was company C. I answered, "Here." He was then on horseback, in the moonlight, in full uniform. I had scarcely answered, when a volley of musketry, judging from the volume of sound, amounting to, at least, a platoon, opened upon us, being directed at Major Tanner, who was shot through the hips, and shortly fell from his horse. The body of the volley passed a little over our heads (those of us on the high ground) being evidently aimed at Major Tanner, who was between us and the direction of the fire, but directly in its line. The suddenness and the nearness produced such a shock that the whole of the head column was carried back up the hill about ten steps. The first volley was immediately followed by another, which went right into our company, mortally wounding W. A. Coffman at my side, and severely wounding in the hip Hugh Butler, cutting the jacket pocket of Wm. H. Taggart, knocking hats off, and splitting the gun-stocks of several others. Major Tanner's horse just then came through our ranks, knocking several down, among others myself, near where W. A. Coffman fell. When I next recovered, a party of our boys had commenced firing from the hill-side above us, and the pickets from the Twenty-sixth Indiana, previously thrown out above our boats without our knowledge, were returning the fire. We were thus between two fires. Some eight or ten of us thus situated struggled up the hill-side to get from between the two fires, when they ceased measurably, some one commanding to cease fire." When I was knocked down, Wm. H. Taggart rallied some ten or fifteen of our men on the hill-side, and kept up a fire till ordered to cease firing. Lieut. Adams, as was his place, was immediately in the rear of this squad. A number of our boys went it on
A SOLDIER writing from the Potomac about his "feed," says: "We get a substance for soup called 'pressed vegetables.' It looks a good deal like a big plug of dog leg' tobacco in shape and solidity, and is composed in part of potatoes, onions, beans, lettuce, garlic, parsley, parsnips, carrots, etc. knowledge eating two China tin plates full without any convulsions of nature, and can now speak the German language with fluency."
Oct. 10.-A correspondent of the New York Times says: I was to-day informed by a gentleman who was well acquainted with the fact, that in June last Mrs. Jefferson Davis wrote a letter to a colored woman in Washington, in which she stated that before the end of July the rebel Government would be inaugurated in that city, and she be installed as mistress of the White House. The object of the letter was to assure the colored woman that she would be safe to remain in Washington, and to secure her services when Mrs. Davis was called to dispense the hospitalities of the Executive Mansion.
HUNDREDS of those exceedingly sensitive Kentuckians who so eloquently proclaimed that they could never take up arms against the Southern States, inasmuch as those States were Kentucky's sisters, have now taken up arms for the conquest of Kentucky herself. Isn't that enough to make the Devil laugh?-Louisville Journal, Oct. 12.
THE SONG OF FREEDOM.
Long time ago,
There the flag of Freedom flying Like Heaven's bow,
Dr. CLARKSON T. COLLINS, a wealthy and celebrated physician of Great Barrington, Mass., declares his readiness and desire, in defence of the Federal Government, to be one of a thousand men, or one of three hundred, to arm and equip themselves, each taking two horses and a servant-to enter the field, to give their lives, if need be, or to continue in service till the close of the war, be it for one year or ten, and all at their own expense, not to cost the Government a cent. That kind of patriotism has a true ring.
GARIBALDI.-The following letter from Garibaldi has been received by the United States Consul at Antwerp:
"CAPRERA, Sept. 10, 1861. "MY DEAR SIR: I saw Mr. Sanford, and regret to be obliged to announce to you that I shall not be able to go to the United States at present. I do not doubt of the triumph of the cause of the Union, and that shortly. But if the war should unfortunately continue in your beautiful country, I sball overcome all obstacles which detain me, and hasten to the defence of a people who are dear to me. "G. GARIBALDI. "To Mr. QUIGGLE, U. S. Consul at Antwerp." -N. Y. Tribune, Oct 29.
HOME GUARDS REPUDIATED BY LADIES.-The following resolutions were passed at a meeting of the young ladies in Logansport, Ind., on the 30th of Sept.:
Resolved, That we deem it to be the duty of every young unmarried man to enlist and fight for the honor of his country, his flag, and his own reputation.
That the young men, in this time of our country's peril, have but one good excuse for not being a soldier, and that is cowardice.
That the young man who now fails to respond to the call of his country is not worthy the kind regrets