Incidents of the battle of Belmont
.--A correspondent of the St. Louis Democrat
, giving an account of the burial of our dead upon the field of battle at Belmont
, by a party which returned after the battle, with a flag of truce, relates the following incidents:
Our dead were mostly lying upon their backs, and every thing taken from their bodies that could be of value to the enemy.
The countenances of the dead were mostly expressive of rage.
One or two features were expressive of fear.
One poor fellow, after he was wounded, bethought himself to take a smoke; he was found in a sitting position, against a tree, dead, with his pipe in one hand, his knife in the other, and his tobacco on his breast.
A young lad about sixteen was found lying across a log, just as he fell, grasping his musket in both hands.
A wounded man, with both legs nearly shot off, was found in the woods, singing the Star-Spangled Banner; but for this circumstance the surgeons say they would not have discovered him.
A captain of one of the regiments was looking at the prisoners we captured at Belmont
, and recognized one as his own brother.