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BY J/A/S?LBY.^ COLinOI?, S; C.? SA'ftmDAY, APRIL 1, 1865. VOL. t-NO, '6.
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Home, Sweet Horns.
A correspofHent-of.the Augusta Conntitu
tieniUist states that a young lady, whose house
?was destroyed and burned'by Sherman's armv
jsvhilc at Columbia, a day or two after the co:i
flagati'-m, visited the ruins, in hopes of ti ml i mr
some^'littie relic to remind lier of the tri?is
. thaougli which she had passed. She searched
in vam, until her ey?-.?'eil on a.smalt pi-ec ;>i
paper, which she picked up*. ]l \h-.t\- ! to ly a
renmuaL pt John 'Howard l^afctSe s a "Vf
"Hollie, Sw cut Ritual;, ' ,*Uid 'j 'tijjCr. V wbv'ds
that were left iihloiickea uv the^uliiries Were
"7'/>..v..'? %i, piV .?.'v hoiDC." v
Not one little rene-not u souvenir left!
Of ail that she [ov'd by tile umd dames bereft!
Thc ruins, all biaekcu'd, looui np on thc skv,
Aad.the Soutb,'wi!id sings soil ly-tile ir sad'iub
laby. .:.'. ^ '
She looks here,-she looks there, for one little
A letter, a trinket, a ribband or riug;
Perchance there may bc "mid the rubb:?h and
dust, ' .
The miniature features of linn she loved first.
No, nothing thc ?ames, in their savage Career,
Have swalldw'd, un all that her heart holds
mustv dear; .
Of her ou?e happy home not a vestige is seen,
The still wind now moans through the crimpt
A' slip Ut white paper lay trembling alone
Amid tho charr'd timber and smoke-placken'd
etoac; .'" JM #
"bike a show-flake ou Hecla, it shone'in the
Or a pearl that was set in the dark brow of
night. ? . \
The lady took up th? loue slip from tba ground,
And gaing upaa its white ?arfase fha found
These six Hule words, fas if trteced by-some'
To mock lier deep grief) "T/t^rc is no j lace like [
tiomt." ? .. ? j
Av?, sioT of sweet. h<>me, 'mid its ashes and '
Twas-bieps'd till the spoiler its watlings awoke, !
Twas happy till "Northmen, with wild fiendish.'
Gave towns to the hames and made, fields de-1
j solute.* __ J. II. II. . j
! CAPTURE, SACK and DESTRUCTION
' "V - or TUI:
jolty ?Q?T 0-c^lTiXEi"fc>ia.
I In tlrjs grave connection, we have to narrate
! a Solnewh'i.l pK-l'i! ert? le ti unsaetion, le*s harsh
j of character and l?s* i ragte, and nref-ct-viug a
j Syiil j\vlint redeeliiinc aspect to the^almost Uni
j .'orin brutality ?f iftr Ives. Mr. Melvin M.
sOUi?fetF bad a guan? *i*?-n him for his come,
v. do not only proved lutlliful to their trust, but.
rsho.Ved themselves gentle and unobtrusive,
; l'hoir comrades, ia large inimbeit?, were eu
Cifmpcd ni? the adjoining 'Sud vacant lands.
These* latter penetrated his ground.s, breakings,
their way through Ute fences, and it was not
-posriMe,"where tuero were so^paany, fo prevent
their aggression entirely. The guare. ke*-t thuin
om of tlic?dwi*ling, and preserved its contenu,
and this was ranch, . They were not mer ay
civil, but amused the children of the family;
played with them, sympathizad in their /an,
and couti ibutad to their little sports in sundry
ways. The children owned a pretty little pe^
a grey-he?nd, which was one of the most in
tereeW.tg of their softies of "enjoyment. The
sold ie. s, without, seemed to remark this play of
the guard with the children and dog with dis?
content and displeasure. They gave -severn
indications of a morose temper lu re.;?rd to
them, and, no doub , they .considered the guard
with hostility, per sc, a-" guard,- and because ot
their foit.i4'ul protec-iou of the family. At
length, their displeasure prompted out ot them
to take an active but cruel part in the pastimes
of the children. This wi etch,'gathering up?a
etona, watched his manient, and** ap[>rOuciun^
the group, where taey were at play, suddenly
Sa sn ed out the "brains ot the huns -o.bg, at Mo--,
very feat ot toe children. They were tefr.bt,
fiigatcued, of cuursv, ol this cruel exhibition'ol
mm TToa '.'Z^wr-r ta-rem ?wcwyeiwggpg
power and malignity. Their gr,." ?ol lo wed in
bitter lani? nt ir:-?:>5 and t<*nrs. To soothe them. "
th? soldier? ot' 'h- rruara taok up toe onnains
of tho dor. di's fer ir a gruvv in one ol' ho "
fewer beds <">f Mn: irar len. lertflerly laid it ir
the esr h, nn<l raised a mound over it. prm-Tsely
ns if it hud l>e< u a human <?..ild. A stake at
die head and feet renders! tiia proces-ding
That night. Mr. Cohen returning librae, his !
wife remarked to lum: ,
"We have lost oar silver. Itfw-Ys '-^ried in
the very spot wa>vs-e tia -... men ila'- ?..'.?.>l the
dog. They have no doab; found : , an. ic
lost to us."*' *
it, was impossible tuen to ntlomp*, ra: ? exacl:
for the relief <.< their itnx?fl.y. Ui?l! lia: -a.jp*-;*
ure of the mariRiders; VN ht-n ^>y had goa-ia '"
However, the search wa-? eagerly mai.;, and tba j
bined Ire;: ure found untoncJl?'d But. thee. \
11 ^espe was a narrow one. The cavity m ide for 1
i the oody of the d'-? approae'iv?d within a few .
inch s the bojfc of silver. ? "
Mayor Goodwyn ' also saved a.port'on of his _
nla'e through the fidelity of his g lard.. But <|
ne'lo. t his dwel'ing and everything, besid**. '
Wc believe that, tn every inst UMK where t*e.c?
?uard m-oved faitafu , they were Wttatara tneiV "
hey prof. sse?i to revolt at the spectacle* of
crime which they were compelled to^wAr^**;?,
and pleaded the n< c??sity of a Ijlind obediense .
to orders, in justification of-iboir nhare o? the I
horrorsjto which-hey lentftieir hands. Just'
before the conflagratioa began; a1 ?ut th a dusk j
of evening, while the Mayor waa conversing i
with one of th? Western meu, from Iow-% threap
rockets wera abot up by the enemy from fha ?
capitol square. An.the soldier beheld thetas ^
rockets, he cried out: .
"Alas! alas! for your poor city! It is doomed. ]
Those rockets are the signal. The town ia to
In less than twenty minutes after, the flame*
broke out in twenty distinct quarters.
JJOf the conflagration itself, we have already -
given a sufficient idea, so far as ?wo. da may
serve for the dese?iptieu*ef a scene which beg?
gars art and language to portray. . We have. j
also shown, in some degree, the Usual course of ?
gvoceedure among the incendian*?; how they j
red tue dwelling as ta ey piUuygod; how they |
abused and outraged thu indw*it*r*s; *io\v t hey .,
mocked at suffering, seolue-.l til? pieadiugs. of.T
.vou?e.'i und innocence, and ruthioasjy p^rse-j
veted iur?hctt' d?munie cruelties, thaugli at the^