The Sword of I
where he resides to-day, was taken possession of, and the ladies and children of his family subjected to gross indignities by brutal hood- lums uniformed as soldiers. His business was broken up and his wife and children were reduced to want. He was undoubtedly a strong Southern sympathizer, and is still so. He had a prosperous business in the manufacture of shoes on South street, near the corner of Lovely lane. Among his customers were many of the leading men of Baltimore in all walks of life. Some of these gentlemen had sons and other kinsmen in the South to whom they wished to send shoes, boots and other supplies, together with letters from home, and it is quite possible that Mr. Emmerich helped them to do so, for he was acquainted with the " underground" agencies so operat- ing. If so, he paid dearly for his service. He was kept in the pen- itentiary until some time after the war was over, and when he was released had to begin life over again. His oldest son, John, who had gone South, died in Camp Chase as a prisoner of war. His wife, who is still living, held on to her home pluckily, and kept her younger children about her in spite of the rough soldiery, who ex- ercised upon them all the petty tyranny characteristic of that period in the treatment of "rebels" and "traitors." The story of the privations of this family, told in detail, falls little short of the reports of some later Boer experiences in South Africa.
[From the Baltimore Sun, August, 1901.]
THE SWORD OF LEE.
It Was Not Offered to General Grant at Appomattox.
COLONEL MARSHALL'S TESTIMONY.
He Corrects an Oft- Repeated Misstatement That is Without the
Slightest Foundation What General Grant Wrote
About the Matter.
The following correspondence between Mr. Spotswood Bird, of Baltimore, a member of Company F, Twenty-fourth Regiment Vir- ginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, and Colonel Charles Mar- shall, of this city, corrects a frequently-repeated misstatement