Incidents of the battle.
Democratic Mirror relates the following instances of the effects of such a strife as the Northern
despotism has forced upon the South
, which well illustrate the base purposes to which men sometimes lend themselves:
The day after the battle at ‘"Yankee Retreat,"’ a gentleman of this town, in passing over the ground — perhaps endeavoring to recognize the person of some one of the myriad dead — found the dead body of his wife's first cousin,
a Captain in the Federal
army, and attached to the famous Sherman Battery.
He had fallen at his gun, a ball having passed through his head.
His body was removed and properly buried, as decency required it should be; beyond this, however, we presume few sorrowed at the manner of his going, though he had friends and relatives residing almost in the immediate vicinity of the fight, several of whom, we learn, were engaged in the Confederate army.
The other, a young man, the son of a loyal and true gentleman of this county, and a private in one of the District
volunteer companies, was disabled by our men and carried from the field.
He now lies a wounded prisoner in the hands of an outraged fellow-people, and within stone's throw, as it were, of the home of his parents!