DESCRIPTION: "Their soldiers reconnoiter like the mischief, Jeff, And appropriate our cattle and our corn." The Union soldiers have taken half the slaves and will free the rest. The war is failing. The Confederate concludes, "I think we'd better give it up and run."
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (ThompsonNewYork)
KEYWORDS: Civilwar slave humorous soldier desertion
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ThompsonNewYork, p. 360, "(no title)" (1 text)
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