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t ;!: atriot it Vim
WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCT. 7, 1863
"WOODWARD IS THE COMING MAN."
[Written for the Patriot and Union—by J. x. Ness,
of Hartford, Conn.]
Old Key-Stone of the Union's arch—
Shoulder arm! and forward march
Brace again the People's drum,
When the thundering masses come,
Moving firm as coming Fate,
For the honor of the State—
Like the Allegheny's weight !
Let the boldest lead the van—
WoonWARD ie H alts owning MII.II in •
Peinsylvania, with thy frown
Draw the bloody CURTIN down !
Front to front, and face to face,
Wipe sway the foal diegreee ;
Charge with Greek fire and scorn upon
The plundering clans of CAMERON.
Strike borne as when the giants strive,
And SIMON SNYDER was alive;
And, louder than the cataract's roar,
From DBLAWARE 10 Ems's shore
Lot mountain top, and plain and glen
Ring mans through the land of Pans.
Look shields, and let the onset be
The Marathon of LIBERTY !
Let the boldest lead the van—.
WOODWARD is "the coming man !"
Hartford, Oct. 1863.
DAN RICE !
DAN RICE !
I ,'i J.'i lA)S:CR~ii 1 1 XYitS~l~i
VATEERS-AUE ARCHDUKE OirAUSTRIA
AND MEXICO-BATTLE FIELDS OF AME
RICA AND EUROPE, ETC., ETC,
special correspondence of Patriot and trnion
The recent steamers have been freighted' with
bad news, of which the worst feature to we Wretched
"exiles" is the increased premium upon gold. Two
weeks ago we found warrant for enthusiasm. The
Mississippi was again opened from the lakes to
the gulf; the South had no more men ; the last of
his race, the "intelligent contraband," had fled to
the Union lines; Charleston was about being en
tombed by the gravest of epitaphero, Gilmore,
and we victors were undecided as to whether we
should sow the South with salt—an article greatly
in demand in that section—:or divide it among our
selves and mooed to ruin England and the world
by keeping our entire staples at home.
.What change has come so rudely over the.spirit
of our dream? WM it father Lincoln's Mississippi
letter which gored gold so confoundedly?-or was
it the alleged failure of the 'conscription ? The
delay 'before Charleston Gould not have been
deemed a calamity I May it , have been the grow
ing power and resoluteness.of the Democracy, and
a ruse of their adversaries to give them a bad
name. abroad ? Or, closer than all, was it the fail.
ing confidence and the rising wrath of the whole
peeple toward the wretched administration which
rules in the North with a shod heel but cannot
scotch the Viper at the South ? At any, rate, we
stand a stair lower than yesterday. Our enemies
have taken courage, and we, who do nothing, but
hope all, for a restored compact, moo and our
Constitution, begin to doubt that we shall ever see
the endwhich God speed !
The European question most nearly concerning
the States is doubtless that of France and Mexico.
The repUblic of Juarez has probably no more valid
existence to-day than the independent kingdom of
Poland. French bayonets make laws for the Latin
Americans. The Emperor of Franca is not our
visitor but tour neighbor, and he may mean to be
our enemy: The church party in Mexico has wel
comed him with ignominious courtesy, and a depu
tation of Mexicans, en route for Vienna, has ar
rived in Paris, with the invitation to Aroh Duke
Ataximillian to assume the crown and sceptre.—
That he will do so is a matter of debate throughout
Europe, but the general impression seems to be
that a *roll-founded distrust of French diplomacy
will lead Austria to decline the honor. The latter
empire, se you know, owes its strength and extent
less to its prowess than to its taht Judicious in
termarriages, clever treaties, and a general political
activity, has enabled Austria to combine under
one government the most heterogenotts peoples in
the world. In this respect she presents a com
plete contrast to France, where one race is su
preme, and where legislation is contrived to guard
the boon of citizenship jealously: The attachment
of a great western peninsula to a prince of Austria
will doubtlees be a fond ambition to the young and
zealous Emperor, but there is nothing to explain
this strange alliance betwaen the German and the
Gaul, long-standing enemies, with fear on the one
part and distrust on the other. Most of the Ger
man journals disparage the story of the Arch
Duke's acoeptancy of the Mexican crown, and the
Oat-Deutsch Post, an Austrian authority, presents
the ease in the following pointed manner :
"An Arch Duke of Austria, the nearest agnate
of the reigning sovereign, is called upon to aban
don his native land, in which, according to the do
mestic regulations of the imperial fa iii,, be pos
sesses important rights, and him great duties to
fullll, for the purpose of ascending, in a distant
country, a throne which has yet to be founded,
which has been won by foreign armor and to the
support of which Austria, with all her military
power, cannot in any way contribute. It is an ab
solute feet that the Emperor of the French. is the
only serious protector of that throne. Nor is it
less certain - that whatever Prince may occupy it,
he will be obliged to govern, to a certain extent,
in conformity with French interests. Protected,
A RALLY FOR THIS LEYSTON3 STATE.
True as steel, and pure as fire,
Let your courage never tire—
Let your thrilling watchwords be, ,
Thaw, PEACE, and LIBERTY
Such se your brave fathers won,
I* the day. of JEPPIREEN
Or, remoter still, again -
Restore the tights of WILLIAM PENN.
Let your; boldest - lead the van—
WOODNARD is. "the coming man .
Sturdy land of common sense!
Drive the plotting miscreants 1113111030, ,
Who trail your banner in the dust
With their mercenary lust!
Summon firmun, soul of tire—
With clenched hands and flashing eyes
Call Fnesnicraten lightning fivm the skies !
Pick your Mute, eui;l tiZ yar 190144
Victory is the Ballot-Boa!
Let your boldest lead the van-- •
Woonwann is "the coming Man !"
BeueszLe, Sept. 18th
by a French garrison, and deriving his resources
from a Prenoh loan, what a position for a new em
peror! From all these considerations, it Is proba
ble—we wish we could say it is certain—that the .
Mexican deputation will not succeed in persuading
an Austrian Prince to go to Mexico."
This phase of the Mexican question is not of
great importance. Since the republic is subju
gated, it will be comparatively easy to give it a
The name of Prince Napoleon has been
broached, but the Prince is said to be inimical to
the wnole Mexican policy of the Emperor, and
his journal s the Opinion Nationale, finds frequent
opportunities' for snarl and sneer. The Issue of
the afair appears to me to be the permanent Occu
pancy of the country by a French army, and its
final tranimntation to a French colony or tieeroy.
alti. Already the Bourse of Paris is agitated
with divera projects for the development of Mexi
can mines and produce; the completion of the
Nicaraguan canal is no longer a matter of proba
bility, but slot:Wed' resolve, and the latest, and
most interesting ieStie of the whole to nO, IS the
acknowledgment Of the Southern Confederacy by
the foremost European nationality.
The F lorida, to .11rhich some of your cage con
temporaries have made reference, as about to make
a pounce upon - the'hlithor of NOV York, conjointly
with othir privateers, has been abandoned by her
or,* iti the harbor of Bred, and the eighty lady'
fellows who sailed her are ere this at sea, upon a
faller nod finer veetel!which awaited their arrival
at Liverpool. Mee commonest sailor is said to be'
riehi and the old hulk it in presumed will be sold
to tkil highest.bidder or condemned for a debt to a
shipper of Frame. We have therefore no conclu
sion to this maritime item, whereby we might have
discovered the attitude of the Emperor. But there
ie a general feeling of ineesurity here, and my let
ters ffom Parkepeak of a probable rupture at an
early day betviein France and the United States.
In such an event we could infliet no great blow
upon an enemy whose navy is. greater than ours,
and whose colonies and commerce are of little con
sequence, whereas •he would' have the power of
raising our blockade in a month. Meantime, a
small fleet of Confederate iron-clads are about to
leave ' the apron of England, and their departure'
has, caused no little comment. , .
"We'should not submit if we, were belligerents,"
sayi the Times of to-day, "to the dispatch of oral•
ser after cruiser from a neutral port to make war
upon our vessels. We believe that, except for
some evasion, such progeedings could really be
proved unlawful. We cannot but suspect that such
service is the service for which these steamers are
destined, and we therefore ask that these suspi
cions may be dispelled before we lot the vessels
go." This is pleasant for Sunday reading on your
side of the Atlantic, but I suppose that nobody
believe§ otherwise than that these turreted iron..
clads will get to sea. And by the time that we
have cleared the South-west of field troops, the
Confederates will have.-
pb,.44 ot pratueging :ma war , 'mu me cmi or. days.
The siege of Charleston is closely watched on this
side of the water, less far its political than for its
scientific results, in the items of Ordnance and the
powers of resistance of iron-elads. The Peat,
Lord Palmerston's organ, speaks as follows of our
ability in gunnery :
"The beat gun for breaching purposes in the
English ordnance is an old sixty-eight pounder.—
Our artillerists think the Americans are wrong in
the matter of Dahlgren guns, but let them give us
a gun as good and as cheap as the . Parrott to be
gin with. A few of Brigadier General Gillmore's
batteries before Sebastopol would have knolikd the
place into a cocked hat in 24 hours."
Indeed, our pereeverence and pluck in keeping
up the combat is beginning to tell even upon the
obstinacy of John Bull. Those columns of the
London journals which do not discourage and de
nounce us, contain unwilling testimonials to our
valor and the mightiness of .our resources. The
tory, conservative, or opposition journals of Eng
land have seised the chance twice or thrice of late
to contrast our independence and earnestness with
the sleepy administration - of things under Derioy
Russell and Palmerston. The Serald, the leading
daily organ of this class, said - on Thursday:
"If England is great ind flourishing now, her
greatness and prosperity are due to her people,
not to the vacillating Ministry te , whom it is .her
misfortune to have her destinies confided, nit to
that foreign administration which truckles to Abra- .
ham Lincoln and bullies Brazil; which insults
Denmark when about to beCome allied to England
by the °loam bonds of blood; which reads empty
lessons of good government to Russia, and which
has intervened in Poland only to prolong a mur
derous and useless war, and then to withdraw with
The Times, of the same day, in like manner
grows morose upon the ambition of a moiety of the
Canadians to embrace our form of government :
"We have set them up as a nation," says that
journal, "lent them money for their public works,
and supplied them with troops and munitions of
war; and if they make their choice to stay with
us, and will but Ana , ' a reasonable willingness to
bear a fair share of the necessary burden of de
fence, we shall be heaceily glad to keep them and
quite ready to keep them to the best of our abili
ty. If, however, with their eyes open to the pros
pect, they prefer annexation to the United States,
we are equally ready to let them go."
The last Victoria Magazine closed an article
upon the consequences of our war, in this strain
"A nation overwhelmed with prosperity, intoxi
cated with success, demoralized by wealth, has
lsettwel lota la dia, eta :sell ea hew to live." If we
can but survive this one rebellion, with our re
publican form of government unchanged, new
rivets in our Constitution, but eio new planks, and
brotherly kindness once more restored, fanaticism
rebuked, and powerless treason forgiven, we shall
have a proud history, and shall have deserved it.
But just now the skies are not very bright, and
the rainbow that we saw a week ago is half washed
out again in a spray of bleed.
Here at Brussels life is about as dreary as one
can find it anywhere save in North Carolina or New
Jersey. This is one of 'the bolstered kingdoms,
kept intact by the jealousies of greeter powers,
any of which would mounch it in a night, if they
were not so equally matched. It may enliven my
letter to append a sketch of my ride to the battle
field of Waterloo yesterday.
It is ten miles from Brussels to Waterloo village.
Trains go to the vicinity of the field 'several times
a day, but a better route is that of the , English
diligence, which runs only in the "season," and
takes passengers to the, place. and back, for seven
francs and a "pour Here" to the driver. I obtained
an outside seat et nine and a-half o'clock. The
voyageurs were English, without exception. Every
perch was engaged, and six ladies climbed to the
top, in Mateo of wind and crinoline. The dri
ver wound a shrill bugle to the measure of "Bonnie
Dundee;" we paused at innumerable hotels to take
up travelers, and all our route through the shabby
streets of Brawls was lined , with juvenile mendi.
cants. who somersaulted v screamed, and gave pocif.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
I crone chase, expectant of sous and half-pennies:
As we dashed into the Rue Royale, fronting the
palace and the park, with the superb statue of
Godfrey of Bouillon standing guard midway of the
highway, the eye could catch, down the sunny
perspective, the dwelling where, by tradition, the
Duchess of Richmond gave a ball to Wellington's
officers on the eve of the conflict, thus magnified
"There was a sound of revelry by night,
And Belgium's capital had gathered there
Her beauty and her chivalry—"
The outskirts of Brussels present few objects of
luxury, as the entire city is a shrivelled and mis
erable imitation of Paris, where in 'lieu of the
beautiful cream-colored stone of the metropolis,
the Belgians have plastered their houses to:corres
pond, and their Boulevards are likewise wretched
attempts at such highways as "Sebastopol" and
"the Italians." Passing the oily, however,. we
followed one of those great Belgian turnpikes,
paved with huge hewn stones, and,leading over a
high rolling country, the like of which we do not
see in the States, save perhaps in the Virginia
"piedmont" hard by the battle- ground of Centre
ville. Byron remarked of this, that nature seemed
to have prepared it for some remarkable contest.
There are feW trees, except on' the lines of roads
and lanes: In some directions the eye does not
find a dwelling or a grange. Fences do not inter.
pose between farm and farm, nor are there crops
of Indian corn to secrete skirmishers or battalions.
Land and sky meet every where at the horizon,
as at mid sea, and if a human being cross the in
tervening distance he may be easily distinguished
. 17 the naked eye. We passed the forest of Soig
nee after the first hoar, a pleasant wood of straight
shafted trees, which grow so far apart that bat
teries may be driven through their most intricate
parts. Byres hag dignified this timber with the
ancient name of Ardennes, which wood exists only
in remnants, a hundred miles distant—and Wel
lington intended to retreat to it in the event of
his defeat on the nth of June, 1815. Theis were
a few old women gathering flax at the roadsides;
patches of wheat and oats lay brownly gossiping
in divers nooks and slopes, and here and there the
shining sheaves stood in military order, like stacks
of bayonets surviving the combatants. Beggars
pursued us far into the country—some blind, some
hobbling upon crutches, some old and haggard and
lb ioked, and our "cousins," who are happiest when
regarding foreign misery, scattered a few sous and
entered the fact in their diaries under the head of
An English company Isn't the happiest in the
world for a stage coach, and ours was composed of
that description of folk who buy cheap tickets from
London to Ostendmend a day at Waterloo, quarrel
five days with innkeepers, sneeze at the Rhine and
go home disgusted. There was an old man beside
me, who having read all the descriptions of the
battle French and English, was in a position to
was understood to be junior partner in a country
paper at Canterbury, was enveloped in an India
rubber coat from heels to head so that, being very
thin and revealing only a rainbow of nose, he
looked like the Delco of Wellington's phan ton.
"Wair you at Antwerp, I beg pardon !" said this
youth, in one breath and without looking at any
body in particular.
Two young ladies, with an abundance of feet,
brawn and crinoline, and who looked less amiable
than any of our "strong-minds," annihilated the
Duke at ones; their companion, a sprouting indi
vidual in kids, ejaculated, "what-say-oh I dab
say!" and seemed to be bent upon spitting the
Duke with his umbrella ; "Umph !" said the old
gentleman, as if his pocket had been picked, and
your correspondent intimated that he hadn't been
"lf you go there, 'says the Duke, more ghostly
than ever and showig a pale, frosty eye, "if you
go, I beg pardon, don't give anything to a man at
the door of the Cathedral; don't: He is a awind.
ler, and I have intimated the fact to a friend who
knows a friend who has a friend in Bradshaw.
That man s mark me : will be mentioned in Brad
shaw. He took me in for a six pence at a private
picture gallery, and compelled me to pay it, under
"Shameful imposition !" says the whole com
pany, "but who expects anything vise from a for
For a few minutes there was silence. Every
passenger regarded every other distrustfully, and
the Duke having spoken first, was held to be a de
signing man, by common consent. Finally the
old gentleman, with his left hand in his coat bo.
som and a dramatic flash of his eye toward a cow
path on the rightgaid in a high key, with his
chin turned to your correspondent:
"The Duke had that road guarded."
"I beg pardon," says the Duke's phantom, "but
you mean our Duke ?"
"The Duke," continued the old gentleman,
fiercely, "fearful that Bonaparte would send cav
alry into Brussels, had that road guarded until late
in the evening."
Here the sprouting young man asked in un
dertone if that "respectable old person" was a
'guide," and a female of a certain age entered the
lane in a blue diary, with the footnote of "feel
"Have you read Mueilling's Waterloo ?" says
the old gentleman, taking me in the flank. "N o
Then Harvey? Walker? Deligne ? No? Perhaps
you have formed your opinion upon the French
Here all the passengers looked at your corres
pondent as a man for whom summary hanging
would have been an inadequate punishment.
"I have been a little interested," I reply, "in
Mons. lingo's description of the action."
"What!" said the Duke's phantom, "Victor
Hugo I wby sir, a man in Brussels made a deliber
ate attempt to swindle me with that book at nine
o'clock this morning. That man, sir, is down for
"The account of Victor Hugo," said the old gen
tleman, "is a manifest and unblushing tissue of
falsehoods. I denounce it as such, sir! He erre
in dates, in names, in numbers, in facts. Yes sir.
in facts ! There never was a correct account o f
that battle written in the ti allic tongue; never,
Here we entered Waterloo village—a long,.lost.
sleepy, straggling place, with a white Catholic
chure# in the middle, opposite an arched stone
house where the British commander made his
quarters. A more prosaic, unsociable town one
cannot meet, even in Belgium, a n d a secon d
Waterloo could hardly animate its burghers and its
abodes. Culpepper, Warrenton, and a hundred
other villages which I haire visited during ear war
were bedlam§ compared to Waterloo, and the stage
coach looked as mush out of place as it came to a
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in any Quaker village of a cloudy Sunday. A half
frac was demanded at the church door to see the
tombs which lined the aisles, of Ricketts of the
Ith &sneers, Sniggins of the 18th rifles, and oth
ers unknown to fame. A bust of the Duke of
Wellington stood by the door, the slabs of some
villagers were set in the wall among the warriors,
and over the tasteful altar 4 pure-god Madonna
looked down benignantly, where once the dying
and the athirst had cursed and howled, as we—
God pity us !—see them every day in our rent re
public. Horses changed, beggars kialod aad
all remounted, we threaded the twin village of
Mount Saint Jean (the French name ores battle)
and stopped finally on the road to Nivelles, thir
teen miles from Brussels and a stone's throw from
the wreck of the chattean of Hougonmont.
Here the stage halted in a hollow, or basin ? or
ravine, which crossed the road obliquely and de
scribed very nearly a semicircle around Ronan
moot. The same ravine continued to the left
would make also a semicircle around the village of
Waterloo, though every where three miles to the
south of it. It was this ravine which divided the
two armies on the 11th of June, and the brunt of
the conflict occurred between two farm houses less
than a mile apart, of which Hougoumont was one
and La Haye Sainte the other. The spot which
we occupied eoperated th British right front the
French left, and Prince Jerome, the most stupid
of the Napoleons, opened the battle from thevidge
before us, while the British shell and shot name
shrieking over our heads from the knoll beyond.
I imagine that a boy might throw a stone from
ridge to ridge, as the artillery range of either side
was point blankand the ravine was not deeper than
the dip of any Pennsylvania wheat-field. In factr
a glimpse of Waterloo, disturbs if it does not de
stroy all preview/ expeotatlene. Any of oar third
rate American battles are fought over more ground
and in the face of more obstacles. It was in the
power of the British to maneuvre their troops be
llied the crest of their position unseen, but the
French do not seem to have exhibited much abil
ity, as their system of fighting was merely to pre.
cipitate masses of wait Apoi thoir adVerfritte and
annoy them with frequent charges of cavalry.—
The two dwellings which I have named—Rougon
mont and Ls Kaye Sainte—were on this occasion
"the safeguards of Europe," and the fate of Na
poleon. Less than three quarters of a mile apart,
their long orchard walls, hedges and outhouses
were so many strong barricades to cover riflemen
and to mask batteries, while any efforts of the
French to pass between them would be impeded
by a flank fire from each.
Turning off to the left, a little walk brought us
to Hougoumont, and our guide said concisely at
the portal :
"'Ere, gentlemen, you pays a small gratuity of
'arter franc to the hagent of th_Lproirietor. I .E
haint 'art' as particular about yer register as your
" Imposition number seven !" said the sprouting
individual, with a melancholy look at his kids, and
the Duke's phantom at once put the proprietor
down for Bradshaw. We found in the old house a
wilderness of bayonets, medals, musket!, etc.,
doubtful relics of the action, and as we drank a
glass of beer in the low doorway, thenght of the
time when the yard at our feet was rolling with
dying soldiers. Just now there were chickens,
ahousedogand a baby in sight, and the only ene•
my within view consisted of a score of ruffians who
charged upon ns with canes, guide books, and all
-manner of fouventirs, and food their ground like
the Old Guard, and gave chase like the cavalry of
Blucher. The deinolished barns, the blackened
beams, the shattered walls, the broken stairways
of the old chateau, In the leaning Mice of towers
were exemplars fresh as yesterday of the world
renowned combat; and downd:in a little chapel,
fresh as a Brandywine or Conestoga dairy, stood
a crucifix with feet eonsumed, in the very spot
where it had been suspended on the afternoon of
the battle. Here the wounded crawled in quanti-
Vies, tinder the shadow of the areas, and it is re•
markable that while conflagration burned to death
the poor folks in the barns, outbuildings and dwel
lings, nobody hero suffered math. The cross kept
back the fire—so say the neighbors still—and notv
the walls are written over with thousands of
names, among them that first of the Vandals, Lord
Thence we went into the old orchard, enclosed
by two brick walls, all of which remain, with the
loopholes made in them by order of. Wellington;
Their outer faces are honeycombed with bullets,and
the graves of the slain lie in garden and yard adja
cent. Here the real struggle occurred, and not as
has been said by such insane vaperistazte Headley
and Abbott, on the spot where the old guard made
their miserable and inglorious charge. Here einem
cod behind these formidable walla, the like of which
we never see upon our American farms . , the British
riflemen poured death into the successively ad
vancing battalions of Jerome, and no Frenchman
scaled the wall during the day, though Ohio
crawled beneath it and labored to wrench the mus
kets from the hands of the defenders, as they pro,
traded through the loop-holes. La Halm Sainte.
the farm house on the British left, was taken and
held by the French, and between the two farms,
midway, rises a great tomb or mountain of earth,
crowned with a sickly Belgian lion, whose keeper
is placed below to take francs from the daily stran
gers,. Hence we could see the ground over which
the old guard moved in both directions, and the
far farm house, with its surrounding straw stacks,
where Napoleon remained most of the day, watch
ing the combat. There was no adventitious ditch,
or wall, or hedge here to befriend the English.—
The fact stands, tte the ground shows it, that the
old guard were fairly beaten back by musketry,
and the books say that they were beaten well
enough to know it.
It looked like a field of battle, as I saw it in the
aternoon, stretching away to the horizon—long,
rolling waves of table lind, Very bare of timber,
and, jest here, with many dwellings in view. The
crops have always been rich since that great ma.
nuring, and now the landscape was as still as reli
gion and as beautiful as peace.
Just here the old gentleman and the guide— a
Waterloo soldier—fell out open some remote fact
as to where Lord Edward Fitznoodle, with the 95th
Highlanders, were posted at siz o'clock and ten
minutes on the day of the engagement.
"Yon havn's read the history," said the old gen
""You Wasn't there!" sap the wide. And the
Duke's phantom took the fact and both their names,
might report them to Bradshaw. So ended
the second tle battle of Waterloo.
Boos DX LA WWI.