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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
to again pick them up when once inside of their homesteads, had decided to grant them no leave of absence. A large number deserted immediately: the remainder, having arrived at Brandon, mutinied when it was sought to force them on board trains of cars which were ready for them. They loudly demanded the body of the unfortunate Pemberton, that they might hang him. The officers, who alone had preserved their arms, had to draw their swords in order to compel obedience. When they landed at Demopolis, whence they were to be sent into the interior, exasperated by the insulting remarks of women who crowded around all the stations to reproach them for their capitulation, they attacked the guard who had charge of them, and were only brought to submission with great difficulty. Grant had shown much political sagacity in predicting that the return of this vanquished army, by disseminating discouragement everywhere, would do more serious damage to the cause of the South than even the loss of