This incident brought me, on an evening near the middle of September 1874, on board a river steamboat starting from Albany, the capital of the State, for the Empire City. The banks of the
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such discourtesy from any one who recognised me as an American." After this our conversation became less reserved; and I found that I was conversing with one of the most renowned
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officers of irregular cavalry in the late Confederate service--a service which, in the efficiency, brilliancy, and daring of that especial arm, has never been
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rather the outward passage into that intense cold of the heat generated within the vessel itself, as