During the heat of the battle of Chickamauga, an owl, alarmed at the unusual tempests of sounds, was frightened from his usual haunts. Two or three crows spied him at once, and made pursuit, and a battle ensued.
The contest was observed by an Irishman of the Tenth Tennessee, which was at the time hotly engaged. Pat ceased firing, dropped the breach of his gun to the ground and exclaimed in astonishment, “Moses, what a country! The very birds in the air are fighting.”
Originally posted 2008-12-17 15:34:43.