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admit that they have suffered immensely, and are
saddened and depressed beyond concealment.
None of our people were allowed to go on the battlefield
today, but Mr Denny managed to get around it and
go over it. He says he could count but 57 of our men,
but that theirs might be counted by hundreds.
It is certain that the wounded brought in so far
have been in the proportion of ten of theirs to one
of ours. Mr Denny did not recognize a single one
of the dead as belonging to this neighbohood, that
is some relief among the horror. Before tea, a young
Englishman came in to inquire about Nat Cooke, he
writes for an English paper, and has been staying in
Clarke, he is a neutral, and intends to go through to
our lines, and will take letters to tell our friends of
the real state of things here, and of the safety of the
prisoners. Tom Marshall is not dead at all, but safe
with our army. I am perfectly exhausted, and feel
half dead, but still have life enough to be intensely
thankful it is no worse. Tuesday 25th. - still bringing
in the dead and wounded, five or six large houses
are filled with the latter, There ae 180 at the Union,
the family are to leave, and the whole house will be
taken, We were allowed to bury our dead today, there
were 85, none that were recognized, except one that
was thought to be Willie Randolph of Clarke, the body was
brought to town, but there was the greatest difficulty in