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icketts and his wife while in Richmond, to know what that warrior has to say about "rebel barbarities" before the same committee: One of the most important witnesses was General James B. Ricketts, well known in Washington and throughout the country, lately promoted for his daring and self-sacrificing courage. After having been wounded in the battle of Bull Hun, he was captured, and as he lay helpless on his back, a party of rebels passing him cried out, "knock out his brains, the d — d Yankee." He met General Beauregard, an old acquaintance, only a year his senior at the United States Military Academy, where both were educated. He had met the rebel General in the South a number of times. By this head of the rebel army, on the day after the battle, he was told that his (General Richkett's) treatment would depend upon the treatment extended to the rebel privateers. His first Lieutenant, Ramsey, who was killed, was stripped of every article of his clothing but his cocks, and left