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J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 35 (search)
erve attention. Captain Warner says it is believed there will be a riot, perhaps, when Col. Northrop, the Commissary-General, may be immolated by the mob. Flour sold to-day at $200 per barrel; butter, $8 per pound; and meat from $2 to $4. This cannot continue long without a remedy. The President has another reception to-night. A Yankee account of the treatment of Confederate prisoners. The Chicago Times gives the account which follows of the treatment of our soldiers at Camp Douglas. It is said that about four weeks ago one of the prisoners was kindling his fire, which act he had a right to perform, when one of the guard accosted him with, Here, what are you doing there? The prisoner replied, That is not your business, when the guard instantly drew his musket and shot the fellow dead. It is said also that a mulatto boy, a servant of one of the Confederate captains, and, of course, a prisoner of war, who was well known to have a pass to go anywhere within the l