CONSCRIPT QUAKERS.–

An amusing incident occurred at the Provost Marshal’s office at Gen. Lee’s head-quarters at Orange Court House, Va. Four Quakers were brought in as conscripts from Loudon. They were ordered to fall in the ranks in order to be marched to the command to which they were to be assigned. They refused, saying, “We will not fall in, but will follow whithersoever thou leadest.” A few persuasive arguments, however, in the shape of thrusts with bayoneta, changed their opinions, and they fell in and marched off to camp.

Originally posted 2008-01-31 17:10:58.

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