Treatment of prisoners.
We fully concur with the Mobile News
in its strictures upon the overstrained courtesy exhibited by some persons to prisoners passing through Southern towns, which seems to us only less reprehensible than the vulgar rudeness to which our own prisoners are objected at the North
To see ‘"circles of citizens, with open months and cars, gathered round glib-tongued fellows in the detested uniform of Lincoln
— the insignia of their bloody business of daughter and subjugation — and deporting themselves with positively deferential mien as they drank in all the stuff which these caged hyenas of the North
chose to pour out for their edification, was mortifying and disgusting."’ Prisoners ought not to be insulted or maltreated, but dignity and self respect demand that the barriers of reserve and coldness should not be overstepped in our deportment towards men who do not come among us as ordinary enemies, but to deprive us of both honor and country, and not only to conquer, but degrade us.