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m which thousands were preparing to fly without previous preparations for flight — burdened with pale and trembling women, their children, and portable chattels, trunks and jewels, family bibles, and the lares familieres. The railroad depot for Charlotte was crowded with anxious waiters upon the train, with a wilderness of luggage--millions, perhaps, in value — much of which was finally lost.
The citizens fared badly.
The Governments of the State and of the Confederacy absorbed all the modes , however, which must have been started independent of the above-named cause.
The source of these is ascribed to the desire for revenge from some 200 of our prisoners, who had escaped from the cars as they were being conveyed from this city to Charlotte, and, with the memories of long suffering in the miserable pens I visited yesterday, on the other side of the river, sought this means of retaliation.
The conduct of the Confederate troops, and especially of Wade Hampton, the commander, aft