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:
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"