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o doubt values it very highly, as it contains his family records. The inscription put on the register by the dead Hessian reads as follows: "Mr. George Wylie, private in the 62 Penna. Volunteers, company K, in the taking of Yorktown Va. May 4th 1862 after a charge banet on the water battery and threw the town, stakt arms in the street to draw a breath; Some of us boys went into the discarted houses, and this holy bible was the first book caught my eye, and I lifted it (!!) and seen it wasoyed, but put it into my haversack, and till we returned to camp winfield scott whare I act down to present it to my little nephew George Dun, in memory of his uncle George Wylie, the second company to enter into Yorktown the year of our Lord 1862, 4th May." The circumstances attending the larceny being thus narrated by the principal actor, and his fate ascertained, we will only add the words inscribed under private Wylie's effusion by the party who helped to recover the property stolen by
Letter from Col. Zarvona. --The Charleston Courier publishes a letter from Col. Zarvona, now in prison at Fort Lafayette, to President Davis, One of the exchanged prisoners brought it: Fort Lafayette, U. S. A., May 4, 1862. To His Excellency the President, Richmond, Va: Sir: --I suffer so much from the cruel treatment that I am subjected to that it is right that you should know of it. I write this on a piece of paper which fortune has placed in my way, and it may reach you: I have been a prisoner nearly ten months. I have never been treated as a prisoner of war. I am now in a casemate, under military confinement. I am not allowed, even for a moment, to go out. All verbal or written communication with friends prohibited. Writing material, papers, books, even my razor, has been taken from me. The U. S. Government refuse to exchange or parole me. The only reason that I can get from any one is, that I am "dangerous." You may not know of me. Please refer to G
e discussion, the bill was laid over to be made the order for the morning hour of Monday. The Chair laid before the House a message from the President, transmitting communications from several heads of departments, in response to resolutions of inquiry, which were referred to appropriate committees, without action. Mr. Barksdale, of Miss., submitted the following preamble and resolution: Whereas, it is alleged in the official report of Maj. Gen. J. Bankhead Magruder, dated May 4th, 1862, that the army of the Peninsula, from the 4th of April to the 3d of May inclusive, "had neither coffee nor sugar, nor hard bread, but subsisted on flour and salt meat in reduced quantities;" and whereas the statement is repeated in the following language of the said report, to wit: "The best drilled regulars the world has ever seen would have mutinied under a continuous service in the trenches for twenty-nine days, exposed every moment to musketry and shells, in water to their knees, with
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