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spired, it is the North which is growing fierce and bloodthirsty; it is the high professing Puritians who threaten to murder in cold blood; it is the citizens of New York and Boston, claiming credit for civilization and literary to see, who are exulting in the commission of wanton destruction. War is terrible enough at best, but even war has its mitigations among civilized men. We do not in Europe when we take a city out the throats of all the women and children, as the Taipings have done in China; neither do we burn down the city and sow salt upon the site, as was sometimes done even in Europe in barbarous days. We do not torture our prisoners after the manner described in Mr. Cooper's redskin novels. As civilized and Christian men, we put some bridle over the worst instincts of our animal nature, even in our moments of most intense excitement.--There are things we are ashamed to do in the heat of conflict, and we count that man a mere villain who when there is no fight raging can
other officers, who are proficient performers on various instruments, adds not a little to the zest of every extemporized entertainment. One of the chief occupations among the ingeniously inclined soldiers, is the manufacture of such trinkets as can be made with a knife. Some of these have been brought home by the released prisoners, and consist of queerly carved pipes, (one of which, covered with sundry patriotic devices, is to be presented to President Davis) chains of wood, such as Chinese brains and hands originate, cups, puzzles, and other odd articles suggested by idle moments and curious fancy. Speaking of the personal appearance of the returned captives, "Personne" adds: Aside from the rather empty honor that they have been "prisoners of war," there is one peculiarity about many of them which excites both the observation and the envy of their fellow-soldiers at home. They are radiant in splendid Yankee coats and trowsers, brass buttons and gold bands, cut, of