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                        A. C. Hills.
fellow names Hayes of the Boston Traveller.
These constituted the reportorial corps.  A. C.
Hills represented the Herald, although him-
self an out-and-out black republican and
abolitionist, identified with all the convictions 
of the Evening Post.   As I was very much
in his company and that of the other fellows
during this expedition and my sojourn in the
Department of the Gulf, I shall indulge in a
brief anticipatory description of them, personal
and individual.        A. C. Hills, then, was a
young fellow, not more, I should think than
eight and thirty at most, with a countenance
strongly resembling the portraits of Jack Shep-
herd in Annsworth�s novel.    He had a broad,
uglyish snub nose and hazel eyes, his face
too was almost entirely beardless, with the ex-
caption of a slight mustache.     Nevertheless
his face was not unprepossessing and I should
not have been suprised if anybody had des-
cribed him as rather good looking.   His phis-
iognomy indicated intelligence, self-assurance
and approbativeness.        He had pluck, and
when Williams of the Post backed out of the
opportunity of going to Charleston in the Star
of the West, sent to relieve Major Ander-
son, Hills volunteered, thereby winning Bigelow�s
favor.     After the war broke out he went               
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