--It will be recollected that General Ramseur
's body was embalmed by the enemy and returned to our lines.
He was buried at Lincolnton, North Carolina
, a few days since.
A letter gives some particulars, not published heretofore, of his death:
"The features of the distinguished dead were perfectly natural, except a marble paleness, and were seen by all, both villagers and strangers, who came to the church to take the last look on his noble face.
The body had been embalmed by the enemy.
He received his mortal wound between 5 and 6 o'clock in the evening, (on the 19th ultimo,) after two horses had been shot under him and while cheering on his men, surrounded on three sides by the enemy.
His assistant adjutant-general
, Major Hutchinson
, aided by others, bore him to the rear, then went for an ambulance, and, on returning, found him on Captain Randolph
's horse, the Captain
running along by his side and supporting him; and thus got him to the ambulance.
The ambulance was impeded by wagons and taken by the enemy, as also Major Hutchinson
Being taken to General Sheridan
's headquarters, Major Hutchinson
obtained permission to remain there with General Ramseur
"The General's last words were, 'Tell my darling wife I die with a firm faith in Christ
, and trust to meet her hereafter.' His last words to the ambulance driver who took him from the field were, 'Tell General Hoke
I die a Christian, and have done my duty.'"