Beauregard, on a visit to the “Response” battalion, after shaking hands with the “boys,” addressed them as follows:
“Boys, be patient. “The spider is patient; it takes him a long time to weave his web, but he never fails to catch his fly. We must imitate the spider; our web is nearly complete. In a few days you will have work to do. My advice to you is, to keep cool; don’t be in too great a hurry; take your time when the fight comes, which I think will be in a few days; load and shoot slow, and aim low. Follow this, and history will have another victory to record for you.”
After another warm shake of the hands, and a cordial “God bless you,” the General left, amid the wildest applause.
Originally posted 2009-07-17 17:45:44.