To surrender to that flag? No! never!! never!!! We could not do it; and we did not do it. Some base traitor had denied our gallant leader the realization of his fondly cherished hope; and when he had but begun to prove how faithful he was to his promise to yield his and our lives rather than give up the Fort, this craven wretch raised that symbol of cowardice, the white flag, exclaiming at the same time: “General Churchill says, raise the white flag.” The enemy saw it, and, being near the lines, (before it could be arrested,) rushed into our Fort. “ Treachery has done its work; and the gallant Churchill, who was so lately robbed of his most coveted privileges, beheld it like a broken-hearted hero, yet sublime in his mien, and appearing like some superior being amidst the multitude around him.” We are now on our way to Yankeedom, but we are not conquered.
R. H. F.