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the duty of every true and loyal man to expose the truth; or, speaking with more correctness, to strip from the hideous skeleton of Slavery all its gaily painted and deceptive cloaks and masks, and to exhibit it in all its ghastly repulsiveness. It is my purpose in the succeeding pages to narrate simply how, after being captured at the battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, I was, on the most frivolous charges, tried for my life before several prominent Rebel Generals, among whom were Bragg and Beauregard; how I was subsequently chained with negro chains and cast into military prisons and common jails; how, escaping from these, and in company with Lieutenant A. P. Collins, I made my way to the swamps; how we lived in these malarious marshes for three weeks; how we were hunted with bloodhounds; how we were assisted by the slaves in our flight, and lastly, how, being recaptured, we spent weary months in confinement, and were finally, released on exchange from our dreadful captivi
seized hold of me, and, throwing me across my wounded horse, made a rapid retreat. Our boys were coming at double quick, and so impetuous was their charge towards the enemy, who was now approaching-consisting of Beauregard's advance guard of five thousand cavalry — that they began retreating in wild confusion. More than a hundred riderless horses ran dashing past me. The conflict became general and terrific, and the mighty, sweeping onset of our brave boys was only stayed by the opening of Bragg's front battery, which incessantly poured forth its shot and shell. During this interim, myself and the guards detailed to take charge of me were located in a ravine, and hence the cannon shots passed over our heads. A rifle-ball from one of our men, however, at this juncture, brought one of the guards from his horse. A rebel colonel approached him, saying, You are too good a man to die so. At this moment a second ball pierced the heart of the rebel colonel, and he dropped dead. It
rebel Camp arraigned before Generals Jackson, Bragg, Hardee, Beauregard and Johnson a storm in Cay duty to withhold. I will refer you to General Bragg, said Jackson. Refer me to whom you please. I was then taken before General Bragg. On our way thither, much excitement prevailed in t incredible extent. When we arrived at General Bragg's quarters, some men were engaged in placide box, the body of a man who had been shot by Bragg's orders, for attempting to escape to our linegood enough for him. Just as we were entering Bragg's tent, a rough, uncouth-looking fellow, exclant manner. The following dialogue ensued: Bragg. Well, sir, you are a prisoner. Geer. You honducted to General Hardee. On my way from Bragg'sto Hardee's quarters, my mind was busied withre is a Yankee officer, referred to you by General Bragg. For what purpose? asked the General. That day they had had their trial before General Bragg, who sentenced them to be shot on the foll