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June 9, 1861

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AN OMEN.The Giles volunteers, on their march to this city, witnessed an incident which, with one accord, they interpreted into an augury of Southern victories and glorious success in our struggle for independence. A large hawk, sweeping down to the earth, caught a large black snake and soaring up with his prey, writhing in agony and struggling for deliverance. Gradually the snake released his efforts, when the hawk, having cleared the tops of the surrounding hills, struck a course due South. As soon as the incident was observed, the whole company agreed in calling the snake Lincoln and the hawk Jeff. Davis. Every man cheered the hawk, and when he made his triumphal flight they made the mountain gorges fairly ring with their resounding shouts.[Lynchburg Virginian.]

 

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