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d to a place of safety. Any other course would subject the perpetrator of it to a storm of execration from the whole civilized world. It is well remembered that at the time Vera Cruz was taken by the Americans, in the Mexican war, a report that Scott had bombarded the city before the women and children were removed, filled all Europe with horror, and won for him from the foreign press the title of "Butcher Scott." Yet not a single instance has occurred, since the beginning of this war, in whScott." Yet not a single instance has occurred, since the beginning of this war, in which the brutal savages we are contending against have given women and children any chance of escape from a bombarded town. Burnside and Goldsborough, after issuing a proclamation, in which they denounced as wicked and ridiculous falsehoods the statements of Federal barbarity to this defenceless class, and in which they proclaimed themselves Christians, and alive to all the moral and humans responsibilities of the name, deliberately, and without a word of notice, threw shells into Newbern for t
ss or of interest will serve to avoid it. The man who is defected hereafter in stealing through the lines of this army, knowing that he is violating this order, shall be treated as a spy, summarily. By order of H. Marshall, Brig.-General Commanding Walter Weir, A. A. Adjt.-General. The Kentucky line. The following is from the Abingdon Virginian, of the 21st inst.: We learn, from good authority, that on Sunday last Maj. Thompson, who has command of the five companies from Scott and Lee, who volunteered for the protection of the gap, had a brisk brush with 2,500 of the enemy, which lasted several hours. After driving the enemy back, Maj. Thompson learned that the enemy were attempting to flank him at a gap a few miles below the Pound. He immediately removed the most of his force to that point, where a fierce battle ensued, and the enemy were repulsed. Our loss was none killed and eight wounded--the enemy's loss in killed was supposed to be heavy. The Federals fe