One of the Justices of the Police Court, in Boston, Mass., who had seen much service in the Volunteer Militia, was holding court, when a company of Volunteers passed the court-house, marching to the immortal tune of the “Star Spangled Banner.” The spectators sprang to their feet, responsive to the understood order of “Forward, to the door!” Running feet shuffled in the entry. Boom! boom! sounded the band. “O, long may it wave!” screamed a patriotic urchin outside the window. “First Regiment, take the witness stand!” thundered the Court, which must have imagined itself on the green field, at the head of its command.
Originally posted 2008-05-26 15:18:55.