--A correspondent of the Charleston Courier
, writing from Monticello, Ky.
, under date of the 14th inst., gives the following startling announcement:
Yesterday Gen. Morgan
sent in a flag of truce relative to the treatment of some prisoners, and the Yankees
were in great glee over "official" dispatches which had been received by Gen Carter
had been captured by Gens. Stoneman
; Jeff. Davis
and all the Cabinet
prisoners, besides about thirty thousand of our army.
Surprising to relate, their whole army believe it to be literally true, and even some of the citizens are offering to bet on the news being reliable.
It is by such infernal lies as these that they have succeeded in duping so many thousand of their people into Southern graves."
So it would seem that a systematic and official lie has been perpetrated, with a view to encourage the Yankee
soldiers, and to carry out the fanatical ends of the Administration — Truly, the rulers of the North
have become lost to all shame!