them who was disposed to be particularly talkative was brought in to headquarters, it being thought that the general might like to examine him in person.
He was a tall, slim, shock-headed, comical-looking creature, and proved to be so full of native humor that I give the portion of his conversation which afforded us the most amusement.
He, of course, did not know in whose presence he was as he rattled off his quick-witted remarks.
What command do you belong to?
asked the general.
I'm in Early's corps, and I belong to a No'th Ca'lina reegiment, suh, was the reply.
Oh, you re from North Carolina, remarked the general.
Yes, said the prisoner, and a good deal fa'thah from it jes' now than I'd like to be, God knows.
Well, where were you taken, and how did you get here?
was next asked.
How did I get h'yah!
Well, when a man has half a dozen oa them thah reckless and desp'rit dragoons oa yourn lammin‘ him along the road on a tight run, and wallopin‘ him with the flats oa thah sabah