A Prophetic Dream

A Prophetic Dream

On the second night before the Battle of Cowpens”, says Major McJunkin, “my mess in sleeping consisted of Col. Glenn of Newberry and Major Jackson of Georgia. Col. Glenn, after having slept, said he had a dream. He was asked to tell it. He said he had just dreamed he had a dreadful conflict with a very large and terrible looking snake with his sword; he had cut it in two. That the head had escaped, but the tail lay powerless at his feet. He then asked Major Jackson if he could construe the dream.”

“I do not profess to be a construer of dreams,” said the Major, “but suppose the party to which you belong and the enemy now pursuing as a great serpent will have a battle, that the snake Tarleton will suffer a partial defeat, lose a considerable portion of his force, but at the head effect his escape in safety from the scene of conflict.”