Barbarism.The following, from the Chicago Post, on the authority of Lieutenant Cole, of the Mississippi Marine Brigade, is suggestive of the superiority of rebel civilization:
The day after the battle of Milliken's Bend, in June last, the Marine Brigade landed some ten miles below the Bend, and attacked and routed the guerillas, who had been repulsed and routed by our troops and the gunboats the day previous. Major Hibbard's cavalry battalion of the Marine Brigade followed the rebels to Tensas Bayou, and were horrified at the finding of skeletons of white officers commanding negro regiments, who had been captured by the rebels at Milliken's Bend. In many cases, these officers had been nailed to the trees, and crucified; in this situation a fire was built around the tree, and they suffered slow death from broiling. The charred and partially burned limbs were still fastened to the stakes. Other instances were noticed of charred skeletons of officers who had been nailed to the slabs, and the slabs placed against a house, which was set on fire by the inhuman demons; the poor sufferers having been roasted alive; nothing was left but charred remains.