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AFTER THE BATTLES AT NASHVILLE.

It was just night, the rain was pouring down, and the din and roar of the battle had ceased. Still rose in the distance the cheer and shout of our men as they dashed after the retreating foe, mingled with the deep boom of our guns, which were still sending a patting shot after the enemy. I was standing on the hill upon which was enacted the bloodiest drama of the fight. It was the hill of slaughter. The dead and dying lay thickly strewn round in all conceivable shapes. I was attending one poor fellow whoae arm was dreadfully shattered, giving him a drink of whisky and of morphine, when Surgeon E. A. Jeinser, sth Ohio, came over to dress his wounds. "Ah, gentlemen," exclaimed the poor fellow, " I have a wife and five children in Georgia, whom I had to leave helpless when I was conscripted ; save my arm for their sake." Dr. Jeinser could hold out no hopes for him, but thought he could save his life. I remarked the kind doctor's Christian attention to the unfortunate rebel wounded. But, then, our doctors make no distinction between friend and foe, when once they are stricken down. Near him lay an officer, with his leg shattered and his arm torn off from the shoulder. Though we made a bed with blankets for him he waa rather sullen, and would not allow us to move him out of the trench where he lay doubled up. It mattered little, for a few hours terminated his earthly pain. As I rode away from this hill, over which the charnel-house smell of death was already breathing, I saw a huge Kentuckian weeping over a dead rebel. " Sir," I exclaimed, " look at your dead comrades lying all around." "True," he said, a 9 he wiped h : s eyes, and pointed to a dead Union officer, " there is my brother, shot by this man ; I shot him in return. He is my cousin and boyhood companion. I weep for my brother and bosom friend." Tuis is but one of the many affecting scenes I have witnessed on the battle field. — New York Herald.

The Hon. Joseph Cunard, the younger brother of Sir Samuel Cunard, has just died \a Liverpool. ifcSfhe manufacture of the great Atlantic nelet.raph cable is progressing very satisfactorily. The length made now averages 80 miles per week. As it is necessary that the cable should be kept constantly immersed in water eight large tanks have been constructed to contain it, from which it will be coiled into the Great Eastern. The entire cable, which will be upwards of 2500 miles in length, will be ready by June next. The officers and crew of her Majesty's ship Medusa have made a good haul in saving the ship Rajpoot on her voyage from London to Bombay. An Admirality warrent, claiming £40,000 salvage in favour of the Medusa, has been served on the ship. General Garibaldi has, it is asserted, accepted an invitation to become the guest of Mr. J. R. Jeffery, of Liverpool, in the course cf the ensuing spring. The organ builders of London are likely to find ample employment in Scotland, where the new fashion of music is breaking down the old one fast. Glasgow takin the lead. | |A Roman Catholic College is about to be founded at Constantinople kept by French Jesuits.

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Evening Post, Evening Post, Issue 44, 30 March 1865

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AFTER THE BATTLES AT NASHVILLE. Evening Post, Issue 44, 30 March 1865

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