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Courtesies of War.

--The Selma (Ala.) Reporter states that H. M. Jones, of that place, recently applied to Gen. Fits John Porter, the Federal commander, for permission to enter his lines to attend his son, who was wounded at Sharpsburg. He received the following reply:


Shepherdstown, Va.Oct. 25, 1862.
Headq'rs, 5th army Corps

Sir:
--In reply to your communication of yesterday, I deeply regret having to convey to you the sad intelligence of the death of your son, R. T. Jones, 44th Alabama regiment volunteers, on the 7th instant, from the effects of a gunshot wound received at the battle of Antietam.

Sympathizing with you in this your hour of affliction, I am your ob't serv't
F. J. Porter, Major-General.

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