Amenities of War.
--The following incident of the late capitulation of the Federal
forces in Texas
is recorded in the Alamo Express:
A large concourse of citizens had collected to bid the troops of war good-bye, and when the two companies, under the command of Maj. Smith
and Capt. King
marched out with colors flying and band playing the national airs, and the old bullet-riddled and war-stained banner of the 8th regiment floating in the breeze, there was a most profound sensation among the people — strong men wept.
We have never seen so much feeling evinced on any occasion.
The people cheered the troops all along the streets, and many followed them to the head of the San Pedro
, where they encamped.