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Chapter 4: The wounded from Shiloh inquisitive negroes an abomination a striking contrast Tom attempted escape an Ingenious darkey rebel fare the Irish sergeant narrow escape Mending clothes and getting news horrible scenes in prison a discussion. During my imprisonment, many wounded soldiers from Corinth, were brought to Columbus. The leading men were painfully struck at the loss of General Albert Sidney Johnson. My prison-life was romantic and instructive, and I e
ttle artifice and its successful management, while it furnished me with very cheering intelligence, also gave me an elevated opinion of Tom's native talents.
Other prisoners continued to arrive, many of whom had been wounded in the battle of Shiloh, and new quarters were prepared for them.
They were incarcerated in an old stone building not far from our prison, and although wounded and almost famished, were compelled to lie upon the hard floor, their wounds undressed, and their physical wa