Southern troops

A lady correspondent of the New York Commercial Advertiser thus speaks of the ferocious way in which they urge Southern troops in Northern Alabama to carry on the war.  “Soldiers,”  she says, “are everywhere greeted with bursts of enthusiasm along the whole route, ladies thronging to the stations, with flowers, baskets of provisions,  waving their handkerchiefs, throwing kisses, &c., begging for “Lincoln’s Scalp”, “a lock of his hair”, cries of “down with the rail-splitter”, “show the vile Northern hordes, the cursed Yankees, some Southern chivalry,”  “give them warm Southern hospitality.”

         (Liberator, July 19, 1861, pg 3)