At the battle of Hanover Court-House
, two sergeants met in the woods; each drew his knife, and the two bodies were found together, each with a knife buried in it to the hilt.
Some men had a cool way of disposing of prisoners.
One, an officer of the Massachusetts Ninth, well known in Boston
as a professor of muscular Christianity, better known as “the child of the regiment,” while rushing through the woods at the head of his company, came upon a rebel.
Seizing the “grey buck” by the collar, he threw him over his shoulder, with “Pick him up, somebody.”
A little Yankee, marching down by the side of a fence which skirted the woods, came upon a strapping secesh, who attempted to seize and pull him over the rails, but the little one had too much science.
A blow with the butt of a musket levelled secesh to the ground and made him a prisoner.
There were many marvellous escapes.--Boston Transcript, June 14