Here is a specimen of the material employed to keep up the spirits of the rank and file of the rebel army.
It is from the Atlanta (Ga.) Intelligencer
of October 8:
A Mutiny among the Union Troops at Washington--General McClellan shot and mortally wounded
.--We have received information from a reliable source, in regard to the reported slaughter of Federal troops at Washington
It appears that four regiments were required to change their arms, whereupon they mutinied, and Gen. McClellan
surrounded them with five regiments.
A melee with stones and brickbats then commenced, and to quell the riot, McClellan
gave the order to fire.
The slaughter is represented to have been fearful.
Surely the Lincolnites have commenced the work of blood and carnage among themselves.
A report is in circulation that McClellan
has since been shot and mortally wounded, but this lacks confirmation.