Prisoners taking the oath to the U S.
By a telegram received from Atlanta Saturday
last we are advised of a raid that is being organized by Gen Rosecrans
In this expected raid there will, no doubt, be a battalion of cavalry from East.
, commanded by a Major whose name is not now remembered But in this battalion are 150 East Tennessean that were captured by Gen. Grant
, at Baker
's creek, and took the oath of allegiance to the Federal Government
, and enlisted in its service, a few days after they arrived at Camp Morten, Indianapolis
I saw these base scoundrels at the Depot
, when they were about to leave for Rosecrans
's army, in charge of their beloved Major
, whose name, I regret, is forgotten.
They were boasting of the splendid feats they were going to perform, and how they were going to wreak vengeance on us for the reason that they were made conscript rebels A few hung their heads, not daring to meet the eyes of the prisoners then on their way to City Point
, but who a few days before had been their comrades in battle.
The rest strutted like peacock in their bran new suit of cavalry uniform.
The dirty, half starved rebels, by some magical power, are in a moment transformed into fat, blue and yellow, troopers of the Federal
The prisoners at Camp Morten were in constant dread of the malicious designs of these renegades.
They would resort to the most wicked schemes to get vengeance on true Southern men. And such are some of the raiders that may soon be hovering around Atlantis
For the sake of justice and the good of our cause let every Georgian, and let General Bragg
's army, be on the watch for these deserters.
They merit death and eternal infamy.