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The wounded Federal soldiers.

--Unscrupulous war journals at the North, in their efforts to work the public mind up to the fighting pitch, have, since the battle of Manassas, been constantly charging the Confederates with treating their wounded prisoners harshly, and attributing to them acts of brutality at the mere mention of which any one but a Yankee would start back in horror. --We have now before us a copy of the New York Times, in which it is stated that ‘"a surgeon gathered some wounded and placed them together, and then went for assistance. When he returned, all but one of the wounded had been bayonetted by the rebels! "’ Nobody but a fanatical Abolitionist could have invented such a monstrous falsehood; but stories of his nature are nevertheless received as Gospel truth by the narrow-minded Puritans of the North. A complete refutation of all such nonsense we find in the Petersburg Express, communicated to that paper by Mr. J. D. Kelley, of the Montgomery Guards. Richard Dunne, a member of the New York Sixty-Ninth, writes to Mr. Kelley as follows:


Centreville, Aug. 6, 1861.
Sir
Having voluntarily become a prisoner of the Southern Confederacy, for the purpose of alleviating, as far as it is in my power, the sufferings of the wounded of the U. S. soldiers, prisoners at Centreville, and mainly induced to do so in consequence of some of the Northern doctors leaving their post. I feel myself called upon to contradict such statements as have appeared in Northern papers, representing the treatment of our wounded in an unfavorable light. Nothing could exceed the kindness and attention, both of citizens and soldiers, that have fallen under my personal observation since the eventful 21st ult. It gives me pleasure to award to the surgeons of the 1st Virginia Regiment, Drs. Cullen and Maury, and Dr. Alexander of this village, that praise to which they are justly entitled. They have been unremitting in their attentions.

With much respect,

I remain, yours truly, &c.,
Richard Dunne, A member of the 69. This confirms a fact of which we were fully aware, that the Yankee doctors deserted their wounded, and left them to the merciful attentions of the Confederates, or to perish upon the field where they had fallen. This Mr. Dunne is a Wall street merchant, and it would have been more creditable to his character as an Irishman had he remained there vending his wares, instead of coming hither to aid in the slaughter of a free people. Doubtless his eyes are open by this time. At all events, his conduct since the battle speaks well for his manliness. He has, we believe, arrived in Richmond with other prisoners, and we willingly give him the benefit of the foregoing publication. Mr. Kelley, in his letter to the Express, hopes "that some efforts may be made to procure this soldier leave on parole"

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