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Federal Outrages.

We are informed by some of the Surgeons who were left in charge of our sick and wounded in Maryland, after the battle of Sharpsburg, and who have recently reached this city, that on their arrival at Fortress Monroe their baggage was rigidly searched, and many articles of clothing taken from their vatican. Even the letters sent by our dying soldiers to their families in the South, the implacable hatred of the Yankee officers withhold and destroyed.

Such conduct is in strong contrast to the treatment received by the Yankee officers captured at Harper's Ferry. Not one article of their private baggage and papers was allowed to be touched, and Gen. Jackson permitted them to retain the use of some twenty-five or thirty wagons with which to remove their effects within their own lines.

Our Surgeons with whom we have conversed occur in stating that they, as well as our wounded, were well treated and kindly cared for while within the lines of the army commanded by Gen. McClellan. Everything that could reasonably be expected was done to mitigate their disagreeable position.--in Frederick our wounded received much attention from the citizens of the place, many of whom were undisguised in expressions of sympathy for the South in her struggle. Several of these Surgeons express the opinion that Maryland, east of Frederick, is in feeling and hope, strongly with the Confederacy.

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