My Melancholy Duty

And, sir, what is our state of preparation?  Where is our ordnance?  Where is our musketry?  Where are our rifles?  Where, in fact, are any of the munitions of war, which are indispensable for our security?  Sir, you may talk about courage, and you may talk about chivalry; but I say it is not true […]

A Perpetual Sermon

Upon the day appointed — being, by a happy coincidence, the Feast of St. Peter the Apostle — the local military force of Augusta, consisting of one full regiment of infantry, a battery of light artillery, and a company of cavalry, was drawn up on Telfair St., in the rear of the City Hall, at […]