Clay - My Husband Resolves to Surrender - He Telegraphs to General Wilson - We Proceed to Atlanta - Courtesy of Colonel Eggleston - He Gives Us a Guard - On to Macon - "Madam, Your Chief Is Taken" - Arrival at Macon - General Wilson Relieves Us of Our Guard - The Generosity of Women Friends - We Drive to Station - And See a Pathetic Cortege - "Say, Johnny Reb, We've Got Your President! Arrived at Tuscaloosa, I spent four years in the shelter of the motherly affection of my aunt, Mrs.
We Go to Lagrange - A Nest of "Rebels" - We Hear of President Johnson's Proclamation Concerning Mr. Switches were cut from the forest trees, three pairs of pink palms tingled with the punishment then and there administered, and the remembrance thereof restrained my cousins and my own destructiveness for the remainder of the journey.
Du Val's - Some of Our Heroes - We Feast on Oysters and Terrapin - Greenbacks Canvas-backs, and Drawbacks - We Hear of the Fall of Nashville, and General Buell's Designs Upon Huntsville - Some of Richmond's Hostesses - Mrs. Lamar from Russia - An Astronomer Turns Martinet - A Careful Search Is Made for General Pope Walker - Our Pastor's Prayers Curtailed - The Federals Are Worried by General Roddy - Miss Mitchell "Confiscates" Some of My Property - "Hey! " - General Logan, a Case of Mistaken Identity - My Refugee Days Begin - A Glimpse of North Carolinian Hospitality - And of the Battle of Seven Pines - The Seed-corn of Our Race Is Taken - Return to Huntsville . Upon the fatal occasion of our disagreement, however, I refused, upon my cousin's appearance, to yield my seat, whereupon, losing his temper, he gave me a tap on the cheek. Our Page 8 tussle was at its height, I on top and pummeling with all my might, when, the door opening suddenly, a startled cousin appeared. " she exclaimed in terror, "Cousin Will and Virginia are fighting! He, thoroughly satisfied to be released, no longer desired to play the piano, nor with me.
We Arrive in Richmond, Where We Meet Many Old Friends - An Evening at the Mallorys' - We Establish Our Mess at Mrs. Yancey Returns from a Fruitless Trip to England - And Mr. My cousin and I, therefore, connived to arrange our practice in such a way as would allow him to finish his practice at the instrument before my uncle's return from the day's duties. "We're just playing;" and I retired with tufts of reddish hair in both hands, but leaving redder spots on the face of my cousinly antagonist.
Gwin's Fancy Ball - To the White House for Inspection - Aunt Ruthy Partington Presents Herself to Mrs. Pendleton is Mystified - Senator Gwin and "My Boy Ike" - Lord and Lady Napier and Others of "Our Furrin Relations" - The Squelching of a Brave Baltimorean - Senator Seward Gives Welcome to the Stranger from Beanville - Mr. From the beginning it was full of unusual vicissitudes. John's - Lord Lyons Replaces the Napiers - Anson Burlingame Rescues Me from a Dilemma - Political Climax - Scenes in the Senate - Admiral Semmes Declares His Intentions - Mr. I Go with Senator Clay to Minnesota - "Let's Mob the Fire-eater" - We See Our First Federal Soldiers at Cairo - Echoes of Sumter - Once More in the Blossomy South - In Picturesque Huntsville - We Hear from Montgomery of President Davis's Unceasing Industry - A Survey of Huntsville - The "Plebs" and Aristocrats Compete for the Naming of the Town, and the Descendants of a Poet Give Way before Its Discoverer - A Nursing Mother of Alabama's Great Men - The Fascinations of the Fair Vixens of the Early Nineteenth Century - A Baptism at the Big Spring - The Make-up of Our Army in '61 - We Hear from a Hero at Harper's Ferry - Letters from Washington - We Prepare to Go to Richmond . Burton Harrison Recalls Her Triumph as Lydia Languish - The Caste - Mrs. Ives, Our Hostess, Is Saved from Stage Fright by a Bonnet Which Has Run the Blockade . Clay, who, in our youthful gambols, scalped me." During my twelfth year, my uncle removed to Tuscaloosa, where my real school days began. Gayety Begins to Wane in the Capital - A Wedding in Old St. Stannard entertains; and the Famous Private Theatrical Performance of "The Rivals" - Mrs. His head has long been innocent of hair, an hereditary development, but he has always asserted that his baldness is attributable to "My cousin, Mrs. Clay Communicates with Me by "Personals" - I Beg to Be Sent to Canada, but am Met by Opposition - The President Bids Me Take Refuge in the Capital - But Another Urges Me to Leave the Line of Sherman's Army - I Place Myself Under General Howell Cobb's Protection and Go to Macon - My Husband Runs the Blockade, but Is Shipwrecked Off Fort Moultrie - After Some Adventures He Reaches Macon - At the Home of General Toombs - We Hear News from Richmond - Mr. Around that tree, too, we played "Chickamy, Chickamy, Craney Crow," and, at the climax, "What o'clock, Old Witch? Conflicting Advice Reaches Me from the Capital - Also Sad News from Huntsville - Our Brother Tells of Political Opposition to the President - Soldiers and Citizens Desire the Presence of General Johnston in the Tennessee - Mr. Many times I and my cousins played under it by moonlight, watching the shadows of the branches as they trembled on the white-sanded earth below, wondering at them, and not sure whether they were fairies' or angels' or witches' shapes.