Incidents After the battle.
--The Lynchburg Republican publishes a letter dated in camp at Manassas
, July 23d, from which we make some extracts:
I can't realize myself in ‘"the pomp and circumstance of war."’ But, great God, what have I seen — the wounded, the dead and the dying.
You can possibly imagine my first feelings, though they were Yankees, when I looked in upon them — some shot through the head, some with legs and arms broken, some through the stomach, and in fact all over; and to hear their mournings and their groanings, and I thought ‘"is this war!"’
They, (the Yankees
,) almost to a man, say if they had known how things were down here with us, they never would have come.--They say if they can get well, they will never come again unless to fight for us.
Among the things which we have captured are 30,000 handcuffs — think of that — to manacle us with.
These have been brought into camp, together with all their arms and munitions.
The property in all taken from the enemy is estimated at one million and a half of dollars.
From what I have seen, it is doubtless so.
The scoundrels got our password, our uniform, and had a Secession flag at the head of their ranks when they made their first deadly fire, that raked us the worst of all.
The mails taken from the enemy and the letters written to their friends, show that they expected no trouble in taking us. It is curious to read their letters — in fact, funny.
, noble, gallant boy, though shot down twice, rallied and fought like a man. He was shot the third and fourth time, but fought the battle through, and is now doing well — very well.
All, all fought like men and heroes.