| Military Display
Another of those Military
Displays which our experience of war has of late made so common,
occurred last Thursday. All
the afternoon the skies indicated rain; but it did not fall freely
until a few minutes before the last soldier entered the train.
It did not, however, drive away the great multitude until the
clock struck six, when the men of the 15th
volunteers were on
their way to
. The hearty plaudits
which greeted them throughout, and the genuine pluck of the soldiers
were alike conspicuous. But
the final parting from mothers, sisters and wives, subjected all to
the heaviest trial of the day. We
envy not the man who, unmoved, was a witness, yet we heard no word
unworthy of brave women or true soldiers.
Fond eyes will watch our
county regiment. it has
many of her noble men in it, whose absence will be noticed and
mourned in many homes and hearts.
We have no misgivings. They
are of a stock which for centuries
has rarely flinched in the shock of battle, and in which the
love of free institutions has become hereditary. If
any word of ours could reach them, we would cheer them, not by
lessening the dangers and hardships that await them, but by
reminding them that it is the cause of human nature in behalf of
which they are to fight. Relying
on their own brave hearts, and Him who has led them thus far, they
are prepared for any fate: living , they shall be honored, and dying
leave an example and a name which their posterity will cherish as
their best inheritance.