Marion, the Republic General
Marion, The Republican General. Caption below illustration: " 'I fear sir,' said the general, 'our diner will not prove so palatable to you as I could wish, but it is the best we have.' The officer, who was a well bred man, took up one of the potatoes and affected to feed, as if he had found a great dainty; but it was very plain that he ate more from good manners, than good appetite."
B. L. Hamlen The Museum of History or Narratives of the Most Remarkable and Interesting Events, Which have Taken Place in Ancient and Modern Times. (New Haven, CT: H. Mansfield, 1921)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman