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NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS WOUNDED. Sergt. Alexander Robinson and Corporal Benjamin D. Rowland, Company A; Corporals Henry B. Latham and Wm. F. Blakeslee, Company B; Corp. John C. Taylor, Company D; 1st Sergt. O. Smith, Sergt. L. F. Hemenway, Corps. D. Darnell and D. Burnside, Company E; Sergts. S. L. Smith and Wm. Eybond, and Corp. Wm. Mossman, Company F; 1st Sergt. H. N. Crittenden, and Sergts. Nelson B. Sherwood, J. C. Wolfe and D. Hartman, Company H; Sergt. T. Folsom and Corp. Frank Weeks, Company K.

LIST OF THE MISSING.

Sergt. D. Smith, Company I.

PRIVATES KILLED.

Henry Clayton, Thomas Staunton, Frederick H. Burmaster, Moses F. Gibbs and George M. Johnson, Company A; Frank Thompson, Company B; Joseph Baxter, James Elder, Daniel H. Buchanan and Wm. F. Arthurs, Company C; James Thorp and Samuel Young, Company D; Benjamin Sayers, Nicholas Meehan, Augustus Kastin, William Burgess and James Baird, Company E; James Foster, Cornelius Seward, Richard H. Spaulding, Charles Wangler and Augustus Vanorden, Company F; Zalman F. Hulse, Henry D. Norton and David Vandorsten, Company G; Robert Archibald, Washington M. Floyd, William H. Jones and Lorenzo D. Keyes, Company H; Leander Ellis, Company I; George Lenheart, George Monroe, George Pollock and George Hall, Company K.

PRIVATES WOUNDED. Alexander C. Lind, Leroy Salsbury, Cyrus F. Dean, John W. Aldrich, Charles A. Brown, Freeman S. Dunkle, John Flood, Alexander F. Henderson, John A. Hewitt, David Munro, Merrill H. Sabin, Charles L. Themur, Milton S. Townsend and John A. White, Company A; Omery D. Haseliine, Henry Alcott, Vanwyck Race, John Ott, Adam Reitz, William Vanohlen, James Campbell and Thomas McConnell, Company B; Robert J. Colwell, James L. Dryden, Albert 0. Eckleston, John B. Edgar, Thomas B. Gormley, William Hartsell, Ferdinand Hercher, Warren Kintsee, Ethan Keck, Francis McClanahan, Walter Reeder, John Shook, James H. Smith, Abraham Steward and Joseph Young, Company C; O. H. Thompson, Joseph A. Smith, Harvey Kimball, Henry F. Burch, Lynder K. Banister, Thomas Welch, Samuel Tucker, Nelson Eckerson, 0. N. Johnson, 0. W. Oleson and Lewis R. Seymor, Company D; Frederick Beir, Alfred Bullard, James Brown, Charles C. Doane, "Charles W. Doty, Aaron Darnell, Uriah Foster, Oscar Howe, Henry Haigh, James Harral, William Hunter, James S. Hatch, Gilbert Ketcham, Elisha E. Lloyd, George W. Lanigan, Henry Mullen, James E. Moss, George E. Merrill, Cyrus Perry, Walter S. Ralston, Charles H. Scofield and Joel Wagner, Company E; William Curtis, Stephen Cummings, Edwin Dopp, William A. Haggett, John Jordan, Anton Myer, Lewis Oleson, Alfred Tomlin, Albert H. Wulff and William Thompson, Company F; William Goold, Robert B. Horrie, Daniel Kennedy, Peter Bradt, William Chamberlain, Joseph Hebert, Robert Jordan, George W. Moody, Wilbur Roseman, William F. Severans, Peter Buchanan, Frank Small and Milton G. Yarnell, Company G; Charles Crawford, Jackson Conroe, Jerome Ford, John Sackett, David D. Warwick, Myron Harris and Munroe Throop, Company H; Frederick Witzkey, William Varner, John Roth and Anton Miller, Company I; John Gordon, Eldridge Adams, Frederick Hazelburst, Sydney Wauzen, Henry Buten, Charles Miner, Owen Wood, Henry Hogue, Lemuel Grundy, John Peterson, Paul Van Wicklin, Eugene Albso, Harlem Sanders and Lucien Button, Company K.

PRIVATES MISSING. Isaac N. Miner, Edwin H. Robinson, Albert Shan, John F. Scott, Company A; Elnathan Weeden, Adam Campbell, Jacob Winn, Carl Eckhart, Joel Wilder, Company B; Frank Henning, Oliver Edmond, Company D; William Woolenwiber, Company E; Canute Phillips, Company F; Jesse Brown, Company G; Robert Kee, Company H; D. M. Carry, Company I; Allen Bursse, Edward Reader, Joseph Leurman, George Gates, Company K.

CHAPTER XXIV.

PRISON LIFE IN THE SOUTH-COL. MILLER'S STORY.

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NOW come to that portion of my experience which is not interesting to me, but is perhaps to you. Immediately after my capture I was offered a parole. I remarked, I did not believe it would be recognized by Gen. Rosecrans. In holding me,

In holding me, I proposed there should be some one held in my place, and there was, until a week ago last Tuesday. We were hurried immediately, as fast as we could walk,

to Murfreesboro, where we found from one to three thousand men from Johnson's Division and some from Davis', cooped up in a yard in that place. We were put in the upper room of a very handsome house, of course, and when their lines began to fall back, they hurried us off to Chattanooga, and from thence to Atlanta, arriving at that place on the 21st of January. On that day Jeff. said he should exchange no more prisoners, but was going to try them all for negro stealing, the penalty for that offence being death.

At Atlanta, during the first two months we were no better treated than I supposed we should be. Your treatment as a prisoner of war in the Southern Confederacy will depend much into whose hands you fall.

fall. As a whole, I did not complain, for I fared as well as other officers did, yet never as hard in the Federal lines.

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I do verily believe that if our army was fed as bad, fifty per cent of them would desert, officers and all.

Prison life is a very different thing from what you may anticipate. It is not very pleasant to be there and know you can't get outside ; to know there is a bayonet and musket pointed at you if you try to get by. At the same time, there is no place in life where I could not enjoy myself to some extent, and I enjoyed myself there. There was a jolly set of boys there, from Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, &c., and they were all good company.

What time we could not use up playing cards, sledge, euchre, &c., was spent in reading light literature. Our rations consisted of all we wanted to eat of cornmeal, mixed with water, thrown by not a very clean negro into a pan and baked, and venerable beef-beef that ought to exact reverence from any

man who looked at it. Ladies and gentlemen, if you ever go where there are prisoners of war, go with a civil tongue in your head. If you cannot go to see prisoners without offering an insult, let them alone. It is mean-yes, it is downright cowardice to insult a man when he is in your power. Rebels were very liable to get into discussions with us. Rebel newspapers are the most consummate set of liars to be found anywhere. The press of the South have done more to deceive the people than anything else in the whole South. Their ardor does not consist so much in their patriotism, a love of their cause based upon truths they know, as the knowledge they have is from the lies of Rebel newspapers. I know they lied some, because they said we could not sing, which was not so.

During my incarceration I never was interrogated but once with regard to my political feelings. A man asked me what I was in the

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for. I told him I would not argue with him, because it would make him none the better. He said he did not believe I knew what I was fighting for; that we were all misguided, were all abolitionists, and all we went into the war for was the nigger; that we would all soon get sick of it, and get out; the South was not going to give up till we drove them to the last ditch. The guard gave me permission to say what I was

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a mind to. I asked him about the origin of this rebellion ; if there was anything honorable, honest or consistent in the members of the United States Senate from the Southern States swearing upon the Bible to support the Constitution of the United States, when they were secretly plotting to break up this glorious Union, thus swearing to a lie? that they were malicious perjurers. I asked him if they could succeed and exist in such a cause, cradled and swathed in crime, and kept in existence by the worst form of slavery, by the most diabolical measures; that my platform was annihilation and re-population of the Southern Confederacy.

That is my platform still! and if it costs the life of your son, the life of my brother, my life, and a million of other lives, what is that compared with the support and preservation of this government?

We remained at Atlanta till the majority were taken to Richmond.

All supposed we were to be exchanged. We got our blankets packed up, and felt very happy, but the man came and said he guessed some of these fellows were going to remain, because Gen. Rosecrans had got some of their legislature men in Louisville, and till they were released we were to suffer the same penalty inflicted on them ; if they were shot, we were to be shot. This was very pleasant after thinking you were to be free. We hostages were left in the best prison, the others went to the Libby prison. After this time our treatment in Atlanta was excellent, our guard being one of the very best in existence. The first party went to Richmond by way of Augusta, and we went by way of Knoxville and Lynchburg.

There is a great deal of loyalty in East Tennessee. In Knoxville, officers were offered any amount of money they wished. There was upwards of four thousand dollars offered to the officers if they would only accept it. For natural beauty it is next to Kentucky and the Fox River Valley. In Richmond, our old friends, except a few, were still remaining, but many officers were in Libby prison. In the New York Herald there was published a full description of the prisoners and their position.

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