A way of Disgracing soldiers.--The Nashville Union
gives an account of a military procession which passed through the streets of Nashville
, exciting the pity of some and the derision of others.
Some fifty Federal soldiers, who had been captured and paroled by the guerrillas at various times, under circumstances not at all creditable to the prisoners, were collected by order of General Rosecrans
, and adorned with night-caps
, with red tassels in the centre, and in this outre uniform paraded through the streets, to the roll of the drum, “And the shrill squeaking of the wry-necked fife,” before the gaze of admiring thousands, who cheered them on their “winding way.”
No doubt a strict enforcement of military discipline would have condemned many of these soldiers to death for their pusillanimous behavior.