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The Daily Dispatch: may 5, 1862., [Electronic resource], A flag of truce — interesting Particulars. (search)
rough a messenger, to Gen. Guell, and in the meantime a conversation took place between Harris, McCook, and several other Federal officers who were present, of which the following is the substance: Gen. McCook asked if we had the body of Gen. Johnston, and being told the we certainly had, McCook said that an officer was found dead on the field who was said by many to be Gen. Johnston, and that the dead officer must have been of high rank, as he had a star in the collar of his coat. HarrisGen. Johnston, and that the dead officer must have been of high rank, as he had a star in the collar of his coat. Harris replied that no officer of even considerable rank could been left on the field. McCook then asked where and Gen. Prentiss was, and remarked, with great profanity and bad language, that he hoped we would keep him and his brigade, and that they had many Generals of the same kind whom he wished we had captured. He expressed great surprise at the manner in which our army was armed, saying that he expected to meet only flint-lock muskets, but that he found instead the finest Mints muskets an