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THE DYiNG SOLDIER.
!] BY LEOLA.
’Twas Autumn. The quiet breeze
Swept o’er his fevered brow,
It told of visions beautiful.
That lingered near him how.
Os childhood’s home, its flowery vales,
Os all the heart holds dear,
His only sisters loving stnile,
His mother’s parting tear.
Again he wandered o’er the hills,
In wayward, childish glee.
Again he breathes the simple prayer,
Upon his mother’s knee.
Then after he hears the clarion shrill-,
With manhood’s valiant pride,
And hastens to the hallowed field.
Where Washington had died.
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In dreams arose dark Lair el Hills,
With all the sufferings tl ere,
When famished beings gazed upon
Each other in despair.
E’eu then Hope swelled within the heart,
And uroed his spirit on,
A soldier's toil, and death are naught
If Liberty is Won ! ..
But hark! he moves, the visions fade,
The dark eye brighter grown,
More beautiful, like summer skies
Os evening, at its close.
Kind strangers gather near his couch.
To hear the last faint word,
And oh ! a scene more touching ne’er
The fount of feeling stirred.
Waiting, dreading death’s dark valley,
No fond mother kneeling by,
Far away from home and kindred,
Oh, ’twas hard, ’twas hard to die !
But the trusting soldier humbly
Pressed his lip unto the rod:
“Tell my mother that her daring
Was a faithful child of God.”
Above his brow had ever gleamed,
In the battle’s fierce army.
A Flag, wi) oso brightly shining stars,
Pointed out the bet;or way. <
Then the noble bov triwnphan*. ’ J
(Tho’ hispul.se was sinking fast,) o
Grasped bis Country's holy standard,
Waved it tlirice—and life was past 1
Past forever ! and the moonlight
Fell more gentle o’er his head.
Lighting that sacred banner
Held so firmly by the dead.
A Hero’s death I A child of God!
Mother, const thou a: k for more 1
A soidier bright to >erve in Hr a re*,
Guard its porta's evermore !
Upson comity, Ga.
How the Yankee Stand the Climate
of South Carolina.
A Yankee Correspondent, writing from
Port Royal, December 14, gives following
account of the effect which the climate of
South Carolina has had upon the hehlth of
Lincoln’s minions, who have recently
desecrated the soil of that State :
The sanitary condition of the troops has
assumed a special interest inconnection
with the proposed building of a temporary
general hospital for the divisions. A New
York paper ot November 29 is before me,
in which it said that the troops at Port
Royal are in good health and spirits. Sim
ilar statements I understand have been
generally made and believed. Now for
Ninety eight soldiers have died since the
expedition left Annapolis, October 21*;
eighty-four since it landed at Port Royal,
Novfirriher 7. The whole number, of sick
’ from its arrival to the end of November,
exclusive erf the Eight Michigan, was 4,-
-82. Ot tli is number there remain J at
the end of that month 6*34 requiring ho.--
! pital treatment. The-English Michigan,
out included in the above, because its re*
turns have been sent back for correction,
suffered more than anv other regiment,
and would swell the total sick to nearly
5,000, The relurnes f r December are
not made up. More than 300 patients are
now the hospital ; a still larger number re
quiring hos pital treatment are left in quar
ters for want hospital tents, and the sick
i list daily enlarges.
The division was landed at Port Royal b< -
fore the frost had destroyed the daily
growth of marsh and swam, and malaria
fell with its most fatal effect on the ex
hausted systems of soldiers who have been
obliged to work in the water, go in their
tents at night wet, chilled, and tired, with
I no sharge of clots or means of warmth.
; The fatal diseases have been, with the ex
ceptions of small pox and typhoid fever,
almost entirely those incident to the cli
mate, and caused in the climate by over
i work and exposure, especially in the water,
j These diseases are ‘ooges ive and remit
tent fever, acute dysentary, aud malari
ous nenmonia, all of the most malignant
i and dagerous type. —Six cases small pox
have resulted fatally, everyone of which
would have been saved by proper hospital
accommodation. Eighteen coses are now
j in hospital, some of which will be fatal for
i the same reason.
The sudden charge of weather and fall
in the # temperature, Dec, 3. followed Ly
; instantincreas in the number of death.
That night three men were literally frozen
to death ; two ens sos smallpox and of
congestive fever, all in a fare way of recov
ery, hut unable to lesisfc the cold against
i whic there was no protection. The almost
i equally sudden charge of last Wednesday
; night haonght with a great increase of
suflerd to all ihe sick, and two other men
in with the congestive fever, who would
otherwise have recovered, were killed bv
I have for ahese statemenrs the outhor
ity of one ox the ablest surgeons attached
to the division, who said to me that ho
would risk his profcssonal reputation ou
tlie accuracy of the assertion.
The Yankee papers are publishing the
following and seem to be hugely tickled
i over it :
A REAL FUGITIVE ADVERTISE*
One of the Beaufort negros advertizes
| his runaway master in the following clever
: traces tie :
SSOO Reward. —Rund away from me
! on de 7th of dis month, my massa Julian
| Rhett. Massa Rhett am five feetleven
j inches hi, big shoulders, brack bar, curly
! shaggy whiskers, low forehead, an* dark
| face. He make big fuss, when he go'mong
; gemmen, he talk var big, and use name of
;de Lord all the time. Calls heself “Sud
| dern gemmen, but I suppose will try dow
to pass heself off as a brack man or mu
latto,—Massa Rhett has a deep scar on his
shonlder from a fight, scratch’cross de left
eye, made by my Dianah when he tried to
whip her. He neber look people in de face.
I mor den speck he will make track for
Bergen kountv, in de furrin land of Jersey
whar I'magin he hah a few friends.
I will gib four hundred dollars for him
if alive, an’five hundred if any body show
him dead. If he come back to his kind
niggers without much trouble dis chilo
j w iH receive him lubbiny. Sanro Rhett
Beaufort-,. S. C. r Nov. fV ISGI.
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