A Toast to the Alabama

The wind blows off yon rocky shore, Boys! set your sails all free; And soon our booming cannon’s roar Shall ring out merrily. Run up your bunting taught a-peak, And swear, lads, to defend her; ‘Gainst every foe, where ‘er we go, Our motto “No Surrender!” Chorus: Then sling the bowl, drink ev’ry soul, A […]

An Emblem of Freedom Unfurled in the Right

The Star-Spangled Cross and the pure field of white Is the banner we give to the breeze, ‘Tis an emblem of Freedom unfurled in the right, O’er our homes and our lands and our seas. CHORUS: We’ll stand by the Cross And the pure field of white, While a shred’s left to float on the […]

Jealous Not Even of Virginia

The wild talk prevalent in the official and the semi-official organs at Richmond grates harshly upon the ear of South Carolina.  It is still more grievous to her to hear the same unmanly proposition from those in authority in the old State of Virginia.  Side by side Carolina and Virginia have stood together against all […]

Oh, Yes, Massa, They Will Fight!

[…] We are very much perplexed to know who is the next To command the new Richmond expedition, For the Capital must blaze, and that in ninety days, And Jeff and his men be sent to perdition. We’ll take the cursed town, and then we’ll burn it down, And plunder and hang up each cursed […]

Bird’s-Eye Bo-Peep

MORE BALLOONS. – Some four or five balloons were seen, on yesterday, floating in the air over the Confederate and Federal lines. Two of them, we understand, were sent up from our army, for the purpose of trying the enemy’s plan of playing bird’s-eye bo-peep. The results, of course, were equally satisfactory to both parties. […]

The Celebrated Ram and Iron Clad Virginia

DISTINGUISHED ARRIVALS. – Captain Robert E. Pegram, of the C. S. Steamer Nashville, and Lieut. Catesby Jones, of the blown up splitting-ram Merrimac, arrived in Richmond yesterday from Petersburg. The entire force engaged upon the Merrimac, consisting of some four hundred and fifty men, arrived on the same train. — From the Richmond Enquirer, 13 May […]

Indignation Against the Vandal Hordes

Gun Metal. – In speaking a few days since of the call made for brass and other gun metal, we stated that there were a number of old cannon stuck at the corners of different streets in this city that would serve an admirable turn in the present juncture. There is certainly enough gun metal […]

Yankee Impudence

YANKEE IMPUDENCE REBUKED. – The impudence of some of the Yankee prisoners brought to Richmond is unbearable. Friday, as the last instalment was passing along Cary street, one of them; true to the instinct and nature of the whole race, made a remark disparaging of the character of several ladies standing on the sidewalk. The […]

Fire at the President’s Mansion

Attempt to Burn the President’s House. – About ten o’clock on Tuesday night, some unknown scoundrel attempted to set fire to the President’s Mansion, the attempt being frustrated by a timely discovery by some of the family. A quantity of combustible matter had been placed in one of the basement rooms and then set on fire. […]

Coal Harbor

Coal Harbor. There is some misapprehension in regard to the name of the locality of one of the most important of the series of the battles lately fought and won in the neighborhood of this city. A misapprehension not only in regard to the origin of the name, but to the name itself. Some of […]