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nevitable spur — his whole appearance, from tattered boot, through which gazed audaciously his toes, indicating that the plunderings of many a different locality made up his whole.
Generally the soldiers were armed with shot-guns or squirrel rifles; some had the old flint-lock muskets, a few had Minie guns, and others Sharp's or Maynard rifles, while all, to the poorest, had horses.
The very elite of the Confederate forces were there--Generals Price, Rains, Slack, Parsons, Harris, Green, Hardee, were all there--Colonels Saunders, Payn, Beal, Turner, Craven, Clay, and in short, I believe the balance of the thirty-five thousand men, all either colonels or majors, as I was introduced to no one who was not either the one or the other.
The treatment extended by the Confederate officers to the prisoners was both humane and courteous — they protected them, when possible, from insult and plundering, and as much as possible extended to them the courtesies with which a chivalrous enemy al