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he exception of officers of the old regular army, who are generally gentlemen, and can appreciate the courtesy which treats them as such, acts of compassion and indulgence to these prisoners are simply pearls cast before swine. Their volunteer officers especially are, in general, perfect caricatures of officers, knowing nothing of the art of war, and many of them ignorant of the decencies of civilization. The original vocations of some of them were about the last from which anybody but Yankee Doodle would ever have thought of manufacturing officers. In short, few of the volunteer officers now in limbo were recognized at home as gentlemen, and cannot be expected to succeed in a character which they have never even attempted. We have enough of such cattle to feel perfectly sure that, if treated according to their deserts, they would be meek and humble as lambs. At the same time, forbearance and humanity should still be exercised to these men, until the Lincoln Government fulfills i