We find in the New-Orleans Era
the following horrible story related by a speaker at a Union association.
It is given as authentic, and was told by an eye-witness of the occurrence in Texas
A Union man, or Yankee as he was called, had been taken out by the Texans and hanged before the very eyes of his family.
They then cut him down, cut off his legs, his head; cut him open, took the fat, tried it out and put it in the vials to oil their revolvers ; took out his heart, put it into a jar, took the scalp from his head; then boiled the head till the meat was removed, then nailed the skull to a board fence, and putting a candle in each eye, in the evening they had a dance in front of it, and as they promenaded up to it, the chivalrous gentlemen would ask their partners how they liked the Yankee candlestick.
--Council Bluffs Nonpareil, August 1