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's Departure. (search)
McClellan's Departure. Dr. Minge, who has been at Westover nearly ever since the arrival of McClellan's army there has arrived in this city. He reports that the last of the Yankee army has left, leaving behind a number of stragglers and deserters. The ground where they last camped is strewn with cast-off uniforms, broken and injured muskets, crackers, &c. The doctor saw nineteen Yankees throw their muskets in the water and swim a creek in deserting. With the exception of restriction upon his liberty, Dr. Minge was well treated by the general officers with whom he came in contact.--Nearly all of them, particularly Gens. Kearney and Fitzjohn Porter, behaved as gentlemen. The former remarked one day that the Confederates had one advantage over the Federal, and that was, if one of their Generals was killed they had an abundance of good ones to fill his place, which was not the case with their enemies. He also remarked when he arrived at Westover, after the seven day's fighting