1865 June 24: Alphabetical Record of the Rebellion
The following—taken from an unnamed exchange newspaper—was published in The Prescott Journal of June 24, 1865.
Alphabethical [sic] Record of the Rebellion.
An exchange publishes the following :
A — Stands for Andersonville—the ghastly monument of the most revolting outrage of the century.
B — Stands for Booth—let his memory be swallowed up in oblivion. [John Wilkes Booth]
C — Stands for Canada—the asylum of skedadlers [sic], and the nest in which foul traitors have hatched their eggs of treason.
D — Stands for Davis—the most eminent low comedian, in the female character, of the age. [Jefferson Davis]
E — Stands for England—an enemy in our adversity ; a sycophant in our prosperity — (Music by the band ; air Yankee Doodle)
F — Stands for Freedom—the bulwark of the nation.
G — Stands for Grant—the undertaker who officiated at the burial of the rebellion. [Ulysses S. Grant]
H — Stands for Hardee—his tactics couldn’t save him. [William J. Hardee]
I — Stands for Infamy—the spirit of treason.
J — Stands for Justice—give it to the traitors.
K — Stands for Kearsarge—for further particulars see Winslow’s Soothing Syrup. [USS Kearsarge]
L — Stands for Lincoln—we mourn his loss. [Abraham Lincoln]
M — Stands for Mason—(more music by the band ; air, “There came to the beach a poor exile,”¹ etc., etc.)
N — Stand for nowhere the present location of the C. S. A.
O — Stands for “O dear, what can the matter be?” For answer to this question, apply to Kirby Smith.
P — Stands for peace—nobly won by the gallant soldiers of the Union.
Q — Stands for Quantell [sic]—one of the gorrillas [sic] in the rebel menagerie. [William Clarke Quantrill]
R — Stands for Rebellion—which is no longer able to stand for itself.
S — Stands for Sherman—he has a friend and vindicator in Grant. [William T. Sherman]
T — Stands for Treason—with a halter around its neck.
U — Stands for Union—“Now and forever, one and inseperable [sic].”
V — Stands for Victory—Further explanation is unnecessary.
W — Stands for Washington—The nation is true to his memory.
X — Stands for Xtradition—English papers please copy.
Y — Stands for Young America—who stands by the Union.
Z — Stands for Zodiac—the stars are all there. (Music by the band —
“The Star Spangled Banner, o long may it wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
1. The first line of a poem by Thomas Campbell entitled The Exile of Erin. The full line is, “There came to the beach a poor Exile of Erin.”