people from prosecuting the war.
It was this horrid fact, that General Merideth, well informed in the matter, alluded to in the letter
Aug. 25, 1868. we have cited, when he said: On the 25th of November, 1863, I offered to send immediately to City Point, twelve thousand or more Confederate prisoners, to be exchanged for Union soldiers confined in the South.
This proposition was distinctly and unequivocally refused by Mr. Ould.
Because the damnable plans of the rebel Government, in ty for a year had given them, to have their hale soldiers back.
That such was the relative condition of the respective prisoners--Union skeletons and Confederate men in full vigor — Ould exultingly declared, in a letter to General Winder, from City Point, where exchange had been resumed, in which he said: The arrangement I have made, works largely in our favor.
We get rid of a set of miserable wretches, and receive some of the best material I ever saw.
On account of this state of things, Ge
mocratic convention at in 1864, 3.447; platform, 3.449.
Chickahominy, Army of the Potomac on the, 2.403.
Chickamauga, battle of, 3.135-3.140; visit of the author to the battle-ground of, 3.178.
Chickasaw Bayou, battle of; 2.577.
Chicomicomico, unfortunate expedition to, 2.109.
Christian Commission, organization of, 1.575; origin and history of, 3.610.
Cincinnati, Democratic convention at in 1856, 1.21; loyal spirit of the people of. 1.351.
Cincinnati Platform, 1.21.
City Point, occupation of by Gen. Butler, 3.318.
Clark, Daniel, resolutions of, in the Senate, 1.221.
Clark, John B., expulsion of from Congress, 1.573.
Clarkesville, capture of by Commodore Foote, 2.233.
Clergy, Northern, appeal of, 1.75.
Cleveland, convention at in 1864, 3.444.
Cliffe, Mrs. V. C., patriotic services of, 3.423.
Clingman, Senator, treasonable speech of, 1.78; rebuked by J. J. Crittenden, 1. 79; reply of Hale to, 1.79.
Clouterville, battle near, 3.266.