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              Of his Southern Sojourn.
wards from Babbage in London, in 1863.  W.W. worked at his cannon
  in the bombardment, like the others.)
there kept him company in subsequent walks
about the city.        Will likes the Southerners
none the less for his lengthy sojourn among
them.     When he returned to Charleston, he
lived with Babbage and the bachelor junta, until 
the period of his enlistment in the Marion
Artillery, the company to which the Murdochs
belong.    Will declares that he signed no papers,
&c., that the whole thing was a mere ama-
teur business; the regiment a crack one, which
spent no end of dollars on wines and spirits.
Of course he witnessed the bombardment of 
Sumter, and pronounces it a magnificent
spectacle.   He was on Morris Island, went
hither and thither from one battery to the
other, making sketches. I got from him an
account of the siege from a decidedly South
Carolinian point of view.    There were but 400
men engaged in the �rebel� batteries; they fired
well as did Anderson.        At Charleston the
day was like a Fourth of July, ladies in their
gay summer dresses crowding the Battery, to
witness the spectacle through opera-glasses, un-
till the rain drove them away.         Anderson�s
pluck rendered him immensely popular; he would,
says Waud, have been borne in triumph upon               
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