eneral Early in which he gives a letter from Captain Wilbourn, of Jackson's staff, who was with his chief at the time he was wounded.
And in Volume 8, pp. 493-496, we printed General Lane's account of the affair.
These statements are all perfectly conclusive, and show beyond all cavil, that our great chieftain was shot down by the fire of his own men, who would gladly have laid down their lives for him.
Towns Burned by Federal Troops.
The following letter explains itself:
Oxford, Miss., Mar. 30, 1882. Rev. J. William Jones, Secretary Southern Historical society:
Dear Sir,--I have just read in your January and February number, a letter to you from my brother-in-law, W. M. Polk, with a chapter from a forthcoming work — The Life of Leonidas Polk.
I read also with interest a letter from Rev. H. E. Hayden.
I will add another to the list of towns wantonly burnt by Federal officers during the war.
There were no Confederate forces in this part of the country, when Gene