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The invading tribe called Yankees, With Lincoln for their guide, Tried to keep Kentucky
From joining in the ride;
But she heeded not their entreaties-
Old Lincoln and his Congressmen,
Put old Scott in the wagon,
To cross Bull Run he tried,
Manassas was the battle-ground;
The field was fair and wide; The Yankees thought they'd whip us out, And on to Richmond ride; But when they met our "Dixie" boys, Their danger they espied; They wheeled about for Washington, And didn't wait to ride. CHORUS-SO wait for the wagon, &c.
Brave Beauregard-God bless him!—
With pleasure we will tell
And gallant Johnson fell. CHORUS-SO wait for the wagon, &c.
BY A DAUGHTER OF GEORGIA.
Advance, or not advance; that is the question! Whether 'tis better in the mind to suffer
The jeers and howlings of outrageous Congressmen;
THE DEVIL'S VISIT TO "OLD ABE."
Written on the occasion of Lincoln's proclamation for prayer and fasting after the battle of Manassas. Revised and improved by the author.
Old Abe was sitting in his chair of state,
With a woe-begone air,
Gazing at nothing with a meaningless stare,
"It's the devil!" said Lincoln; and sure he's right,
With such a dreadful collision
Or a rebel" masked battery" on "Arlington Heights."
The "White House" door,
As threatened to make a long division"
Of his body and members, without "legal decision." "How's your health, Mr. Lincoln?" said Old Nick, with a grin;
"I have only stepped in
To renew old acquaintance with your honor ag'in.
Which he drew from the depths of his overcoat
Consulted his watch with a dandyish grace,
Said he'd make a quick trip through the regions of
On the train of a comet, in a journey sublime
His cheek-bones were high, and his visage was rough,
The news had just reached him of rout and defeat,
His best men were slain on the field of the fight;
I have come here on business momentously great,
It is strange how a thrashing has altered your notions,
"I'm afraid," said Old Abe, "there's somebody hurt." It seems to me, sir, you're a whimsical set,
Ever twisting and turning, like an eel in a net.
You flounder and flout,
'Twixt smoking and drinking-
That he sprang to his feet-standing breathless to
With his mind full of dread, and his heart full of fear; 'Twas not like the roll of the hurricane's thunder, Nor the earthquake that cleaves the tall mountains asunder;
"Twas not like the storms which tumultuously sweep
But a sharp, angry crashing,
Like things in general, promiscuously smashing.
"You yourself," said the fiend, with a wink of his eye,
And turn in and turn out,
Till my wits are puzzled to know what you're about;
You know, in the first place, you owe your election
From the top of this platform-outstretching below,
Assisted by Greeley, and Bennett, and Weed,
And demagogue screechers,
To martial your leaders to conquest and fame; But, alas! to your shame,
No victory came,
Your armies went forth, but not to the battleThey went forth to plunder the fields of their cattle; To steal the young chickens, and capture the hens, (Like William Come-Trimble-Too,) and put 'em in pens.
In the pages of history, no loftier place
Can be claimed for your thieving and cowardly race,
Like a miserable pack of terrified asses.
But reproach and disgrace on the whole The avenger is coming. O'er your dark future path Yankee name. Is brooding a storm of terrible wrath. The wrongs of oppression, the blood of the slain, The pleadings of widows for their lost ones again, The cries of the poor, all starving for bread, The curse of the nation, overwhelming with dread, Shall break like an avalanche full on your head.
To sow tares of contention all over your soil?—
I am sure I deserve the remorse that I feel,
For becoming the tool
Of a shallow-brained fool,
With the form of an ape, and the head of a calf;
"Old Scott's an old ass, and Seward to boot; And as for yourself, you're a pitiful brute, Too mean to let live, and too worthless to shoot.
"But to come to the point more directly in hand,
And lose it or win,
You must now begin
To fight with the spirit of 'Seventy-six, And abandon your pitiful Yankee tricks." Quoth "Honest Old Abe," "I'm in a very bad fix." "You are right now, for once," said Old Nick, with a grin ;
"But such are the fruits of transgression and sin. Then where lies the blame? Not with me, I am
You made the disease: you must seek for the cure.
And now, in conclusion, your attention I call
AIR-" Red, White, and Blue."
Oh! Dixie, the land of King Cotton,
The home of the brave and the free; A nation by Freedom begotten,
The terror of despots to be; Wherever thy banner is streaming, Base tyranny quails at thy feet, And Liberty's sunlight is beaming In splendor of majesty sweet.
Three cheers for our army so true!
Three cheers for Price, Johnston, and Lee, Beauregard and our Davis forever!
The pride of the brave and the free!
When Liberty sounds her war-rattle, Demanding her right and her due, The first land who rallies to battle
Is Dixie, the shrine of the true;
Thick as leaves of the forest in summer,
Her brave sons will rise on each plain; And then strike, until each vandal comer Lies dead on the soil he would stain. CHORUS-Three cheers for our army, &c.
May the names of the dead that we cherish,
The boast of the brave and the free.
COL. CROGIAN.-The death of Col. Croghan, who was killed by Gen. Benham's command, in the retreat of Floyd from Kanawha, is no small loss to the rebels. He was an excellent officer, a noble-looking man, and formerly in the regular service, a graduate of West Point, and a class-mate of Gen. Benham. He was a son of Gen. Croghan, the defender of Fort Stephenson, and was formerly quite wealthy, once owning the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. On his death-bed he confessed that he had received only what he deserved-that he was wrong-and asked them to pray for him. He refused to allow any medical assistance, probably well aware his time was come. The meeting and recognition between him and Gen. Benham was painful to witness. Said the General:
'My God, Croghan! is this you?"
"Yes," said the dying man; "but for God's sake, Benham, do not reproach me-I know now I was in the wrong."
Hearing the cannonading, he remarked: "General, you can do me no good, and you are wanted over there, are you not?"-Wheeling Intelligencer.
INCIDENTS OF THE BATTLE OF BELMONT.--A correspondent of the St. Louis Democrat, giving an account of the burial of our dead upon the field of battle at Belmont, by a party which returned after the battle, with a flag of truce, relates the following incidents:
Our dead were mostly lying upon their backs, and every thing taken from their bodies that could be of value to the enemy. The countenances of the dead were mostly expressive of rage. One or two features were expressive of fear. One poor fellow, after he was wounded, bethought himself to take a smoke; he was found in a sitting position, against a tree, dead, with his pipe in one hand, his knife in the other, and his tobacco on his breast.
A young lad about sixteen was found lying across a log, just as he fell, grasping his musket in both hands.
A wounded man, with both legs nearly shot off, was found in the woods, singing the Star-Spangled Banner; but for this circumstance the surgeons say they would not have discovered him.
A captain of one of the regiments was looking at the prisoners we captured at Belmont, and recog
nized one as his own brother.
HOW THIRTY-FIVE REBELS WERE CAPTURED.-We are indebted to a friend, who returned yesterday the capture of a company of thirty-five Secessionists, from Fort Wise, for the following facts relative to under one Chamberlain, on their way to join the Confederate forces:
Long left Fort Wise, with a company of cavalry num"On the morning of the 20th of October, Capt. bering some thirty-six, in search of any bands of hostile Indians that might be scouring over the country. When about forty miles south of Fort Wise, he THE "CONFEDERATE" CONGRESS.-The first Con- came in sight of what he supposed to be a band of gress of the Confederate States, under the permanent | Indians, and he ordered his men to dismount. The
sergeant of the company being afflicted with rheuma- I tism, begged to be excused from dismounting, saying that he would ride up to the party and ascertain who they were. Capt. Long allowed him to proceed, and when within a short distance of the camp of the strange party, he was commanded to halt by one of their pickets, who presented a rifle at the sergeant. The sergeant told him not to shoot, as he had a company a short distance off that would kill the whole party if they harmed him. He was allowed to proceed to the camp, where he found all but two of the men asleep. One of them presented a gun at him, but did not shoot. After some conversation, the Sergeant was permitted to leave the camp. When safely outside of it, and as soon as he reached a hill, where he was in full view of his own company, he gave the signal by waving his handkerchief.
Capt. Long left the horses in charge of a few men, took the balance of the company, and surrounded the Secesh. Capt. Long commanded them to stack their arms and surrender. Chamberlain surrendered, but refused to stack arms, and threw his rifle into the fire. They were all taken and marched back to Fort Wise. Upon investigation, it was ascertained that the company had been raised in Denver, and was on its way to Arkansas, for the purpose of taking a part in the rebellion. They are confined at Fort Wise.-Leavenworth Times.
DISAPPOINTED. We are reliably informed that a few evenings ago the family of Andrew Johnson felt so assured that he would make his appearance in Greenville at the head of a Lincoln force, that they made preparations for giving the distinguished traitor a splendid supper upon his arrival. What a delusion!-Nashville Banner, Nov. 20.
A BOSTON Correspondent of the Anti-Slavery Standard, writes that he is engaged in partial attendance upon two courses of lectures on "The Use of the Rifle" and "The Evidences of Christianity," and adds: "As opposite as lemon and sugar, are they not? Suppose the watery element to be supplied, (of which there is generally little stint,) and the result is a sort of moral lemonade; or, if a little spirit be smuggled in, behold an intellectual punch!"
same time that it was a pleasant thing to receive gifts from a lady. At this she asked him whether he had a wife, and immediately his eyes filled with tears, which rolled down his cheeks as he replied, "Yes, madam, I have a wife and six children." Observing his emotion, her own eyes rapidly filling at the sight, she quickly remarked to him: "Well, keep up a good heart." " Good heart! yes, madam, that is my name; Goodheart is my name!" Upon the instant their tears were changed to smiles, and Goodheart, the lady, and the soldier's companions, broke into a hearty laugh.—Ohio Statesman, Dec. 4.
RETRIBUTION.-A letter from a private in the Seventy-ninth Highlanders, discloses an instance of just retribution which fell on an earnest traitor who should have been hung months ago. It will be remembered that in the early part of summer a man employed in the Washington navy yard was discovered filling shells with sand instead of the proper material. This man had received a medical education, and on his escape within the rebel lines resumed the practice of his profession. When the Seventy-ninth landed at Port Royal, the first sight which greeted them on entering the hospital was this man seated at a table, with a splendid case of surgical instruments before him, his left arm resting naturally upon the table and the position of his body indicating perfect ease, but upon a closer examination it was discovered that the entire upper portion of his head had been cut away, from the crown to the back of his neck, by a cannon ball.-N. Y. Commercial, Dec. 2.
Galveston, Nov. 9, via New Orleans, Nov. 15.At half-past three o'clock this morning the sentinels on the steamer Rusk, saw the steamer Royal Yacht, Capt. C. Heeble, abandoned and burning, off Bolivar, in the Bay. Boats were sent to her assistance. The fire was within a few feet of her magazine, which was saved and the fire quenched. The damage was light. There were indications of a stout resistance by her crew. The cutlasses were found below deck, but the other small arms were missing. Musket balls were found imbedded in her sides. It is supposed a frigate launch neared the Yacht before it was discovered. The attacking party evidently consisted of two hun-mish! hell and damnation! I'd like to know what he dred men. The Yacht's crew numbered fifteen. The calls a battle."-Boston Evening Transcript, Dec. 6. Yacht was brought in. The enemy, evidently frightened, left in a hurry.-N. O. Crescent, Nov. 15.
BISHOP GENERAL POLK is falling into the habit of using strong expressions for a man who seceded from the clerical profession. A correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, writing from Louisville, remarks as follows of this ministerial fighter: I think the Right Reverend Bishop General Polk, if some one has not slandered him, sent a flag of truce to the devil, when he laid aside the sword of the spirit and took up the carnal weapons of Jeff. Davis, and has since fallen into the habit of the army in Flanders. It is stated on the authority of a gentleman who was present, that when a note of inquiry was sent down to Columbus by Gen. Grant, after the fight at Belmont, in which the action was mentioned as a "skirmish," the Bishop General, on reading it, exclaimed, "Skir
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Old Mason proud, and sly Slidell
The pair were bagged by Wilkes the plucky.
Wilkes brought them safely into port,
Despite John Bull's protest and swearin', They thought Diplomacy their forte,
They'll find their fort will be-Fort Warren.
A HAPPY COINCIDENCE.-As a large-hearted Union lady, resident in Covington, Ky., wife of a gentleman-Burlington Free Press, Nov. 22. of the same character, was distributing a lot of fine apples, of which she had a half-bushel basket full, to the soldiers encamped back of that city, she gave an apple to one soldier of a group who exhibited peculiar emotion as she handed it to him, observing at the
ASTOR AND WADSWORTH.-John Jacob Astor is It appointed to a position on Gen. McClellan's staff. is a curious fact that while Lieutenant-Colonel Astor represents the largest capital in the United States,