t I trust I have not disgraced it. . . . . Major Halpine, in reply, spoke gracefully of the painfulness of the duty he had been called upon to perform — to receive the swords of men who had shown by their bravery that they deserved to wear them. . . . As soon as the surrender was complete, Colonel Olmstead turned to his officers and began making some remarks to them, upon which his captors withdrew.
The American flag was then raised on the ramparts.
[Correspondence of the New York times in Moore's Rebellion record. ] Editors. Many a jest and repartee passed between them.
One Georgian, of a sarcastic bent, recalled the ancient myth of wooden nutmegs.
We don't make them of wood any longer, retorted a Connecticut man, pointing to a 10-inch shot that one of our Columbiads had sent through the wall.
Among the articles of capitulation was one providing that the sick and wounded should be sent under a flag of truce to the Confederate lines.
This article General Hunter declined to rat