The battle was commenced by the firing of the artillery, and the enemy, unable to maintain their ground against cannon and musketry, fled in confusion.
There appears, indeed, one memorable occasion, in which the senate, after seventy years of patience, made an ineffectual attempt to re-assume its long-forgotten rights. In manufacturing perfumery two groups of pomades are distinguished–those with a hard base, and those with a soft base. Even when the gods stood on the side of righteousness, they were concerned with the act more than with the intent. unto God, and how that part of man is affected, when it is said to be diffused. With such a man all treaty had long been hopeless; he would never consent to the demands upon him, and without his consent the whole war had been in vain; nay, did he consent, it was equally certain that, once at liberty, he would break every engagement.
And that other side of life, of which she had never before thought and which had formerly seemed to her so far away and improbable, was now nearer and more akin and more comprehensible than this side of life, where everything was either emptiness and desolation or suffering and indignity. Letters of Generals R. 908.] and this, of course, settled it that Lewisburg would be covered in front only by Wise’s Legion, commanded by Colonel Davis. Wrongdoing such as was perpetrated by the Standard Oil Trust, and especially by the Tobacco Trust, should not only be punished, but if possible punished in the persons of the chief authors and beneficiaries of the wrong, far more severely than at present. There is one remark, however, which appears to me of importance for understanding the testimonies on this subject.
Lincoln’s proclamation and call for seventy-five thousand militia for three months’ service were out, and the great mass of the people of the North, forgetting all party distinctions, answered with an enthusiastic patriotism that swept politicians off their feet.