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Yankee resources.

--The editor of the Chester (S. C.) Standard writes from one of the camps near Richmond:

‘ Northern Generals have got the poor privates to believe that we show them no quarter. They tell them these falsehoods in order to make them fight more desperately. The wounded we passed over entreated us, in every possible way, not to kill them, but to spare their lives. One poor wretch who was shot down cried out to us that he was a nephew of Robert Anderson, of Charleston, and on his account to save his life. Another said he was a Presbyterian, and on this account entreated us not to kill him with the bayonet. It was very difficult to get the men to tell what regiment and State they were from, and those from Massachusetts firmly believed that if we knew they were from that negro-loving State that we would instantly kill them. The Yankee prisoners asked if we were not nearly out of ammunition, stating that we always held our fire until they were close upon us, and then invariably charged bayonets.

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