One readers will recollect that some time go the newspapers reported that two Confederate officers had been shot, by Burnside
, for offence of recruiting in Kentucky
, a State by the Confederacy
and also by the Yankees
As all the Confederate States
stand precisely the same footing with Kentucky
--that , are all claimed by the Yankee Government
to admit the fight of Burnside
to recruiting officers in Kentucky
, was to his right to do the same thing to Virginia
or South Carolina
As that was , the Confederate
author opened a correspondence with the Federal
authorities, demanding the charge and specification against these men.--The answer was that they were tried as spies.
A copy of the record was then demanded, and appeared from it that they were tried not as last for recruiting in Kentucky
Resolved to , President Davis
had a couple of Captains
selected by lot, as we stated the other day. But, in the meantime, he thought the best to try the effects of negotiation, especially as there were various other points to state.
The correspondence in another column between Vice-President Stephens
and certain Yankee officials explains the whole matter, and we refer the curious reader to it.
There is nothing meaner than the genuine Yankee
, and Lincoln
is one of these.
Stated by the fall of Vicksburg
, he will listen to no terms.
another sound drubbing, and he will be glad enough to negotiate.
This is a repetition of the old game.--But it will not do.