Newbern, N. C.
, January 20
.--After the recent battle at Kinston
, our forces buried their dead decently and in order.
On the first instant, a flag of truce left this city for that place, for the purpose of disinterring some of the bodies, and sending them home.
Imagine their feelings, on opening the graves, to find that the chivalry of rebeldom had previously opened them, stripped the bodies of every vestige of clothing, and tumbled them back into their resting-places, without any regard to Christian burial, but simply as they would roll the body of a dead animal in a pit. The hearts of men, who would treat the dead bodies of their enemies in this manner, must be indeed callous, and hardened to every fine feeling pertaining to man.--Newbern Progress, January 21