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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
ymen; to which he replied, Oh yes, but faix they must all take it as it comes. I have always observed that Southern Irishmen make excellent Rebs, and have no sort of scruple in killing as many of their Northern brethren as they possibly can. I saw to-day many new Yankee graves, which the deaths among the captives are constantly increasing. Wooden head-posts are put at each grave, on which is written, An Unknown Soldier, U. S. A. Died of wounds received upon the field of battle, June 21, 22, or 23, 1863. A sentry stopped me to-day as I was going out of town, and when I showed him my pass from General Chilton, he replied with great firmness, but with perfect courtesy, I'm extremely sorry, sir; but if you were the Secretary of War, or Jeff Davis himself, you couldn't pass without a passport from the Provostmarshal. 25th June, 1863 (Thursday). We took leave of Mrs.-and her hospitable family, and started at 10 A. M. to overtake Generals Lee and Longstreet, who were supposed