In a moment, the Home Guard and the militia unit in their bright uniforms shook the narrow stairs and crowded into the room, bowing, saluting, shaking hands.
Scarlett tiptoed above the crowd and saw the captain of the militia mounting the orchestra platform.
Several of the proud mothers of members of the militia were standing close by and overheard the remark.
But a lot of the militia are perfectly able to tote a rifle and that’s what they ought to be doing this minute.
"Nobody’s invading us and nobody’s going to," said Melly coolly, looking toward a group of the militia.
And as for all this talk about the militia staying here to keep the darkies from rising—why, it’s the silliest thing I ever heard of.
I’ll bet we could lick the Yankees in a month if all the militia of all the states went to Virginia.
Of course, he was the only boy his mother had and, after all, somebody had to be in the militia to protect the state.
Is the militia really going to be called out?
Both the militia and the Home Guards are going to be sent in to reinforce General Johnston.
Worst of all, some of the state governors, Governor Brown of Georgia among them, were refusing to send state militia troops and arms out of their borders.
To be sure there were young and able-bodied men in the passing lines, tricked out in the bright uniforms of socially select militia units, plumes waving, sashes dancing.
Cade Calvert was in Atlanta this morning and he says—will you be quiet and let me be hearing me own voice?— and he says it’s all upset they are there and talking nothing but war, militia drilling, troops forming.
The state militia who had gone out so short a time before, resplendent in new uniforms, could hardly be distinguished from the seasoned troops, so dirty and unkempt were they.
That afternoon the Elsing home was crowded with soldiers on leave and men from the hospitals, members of the Home Guard and the militia unit, and matrons, widows and young girls.
Graybeards in the Home Guard and members of the state militia, safe in Atlanta, insisted they could have managed the campaign better and drew maps on tablecloths to prove their contentions.
In the militia, there were many middle-aged men and some older men but there was a fair sprinkling of men of military age who did not carry themselves quite so jauntily as their elders or their juniors.
She wanted to jerk her head away and say "Oh, fiddle-dee-dee!" for the warming memory was still on her of how the Home Guard and the militia and the soldiers from the hospital had fought for her dances last night.
With the far-off rumbling of cannon in their ears, the state militia, "Joe Brown’s Pets," and the Home Guard marched out of Atlanta, to defend the bridges and ferries of the Chattahoochee River at Johnston’s back.
Before him lay three hundred miles of territory virtually undefended save by a few state militia and the old men and young boys of the Home Guard.
She made her way toward them and, in one of those odd silences which sometimes fall on a gathering, she heard Willie Guinan, of the militia outfit, say plainly: "Do I understand, sir, that you mean the Cause for which our heroes have died is not sacred?"
Some detachments were gaily uniformed in the scarlets and light blues and greens of select social-militia companies; some small groups were in homespun and coonskin caps; others, ununiformed, were in broadcloth and fine linen; all were half-drilled, half-armed, wild with excitement and shouting as though en route to a picnic.
"I would have liked the infantry," he said, passing completely over her insinuation, "but when they found that I was a West Pointer— though I did not graduate, Mrs. Elsing, due to a boyish prank—they put me in the artillery, the regular artillery, not the militia.
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