Wednesday, May 2, 2012

While the rebel prisoners were embarking . . .

. . . for Chicago, some of them proved refractory, and frequently disobeyed the order to keep in line. – Exasperated at the refractory conducted of two of them the guard was ordered to fire upon them, and the two were thus killed.  Subsequently the prisoners evinced more respected for the orders given them.

The admirers of the navy say, in criticisms of Secretary Stanton’s late letter to the New York Tribune, that it was not “the spirit of the lord” that won the late victories, but “the sword of the Lord and of Gideon” – Gideon being Secretary Well’s Christian name.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 8, 1862, p. 2

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