Sunday, February 22, 2009

A correspondent of the Utica Observer . . .

. . . writing from Missouri, speaks of the discovery of diverse interesting relics found in the rebel camp. Among others two human ribs, bearing the following inscription: - “The ribs of a New York Zuave, July 21, 1861,” soup dishes made of human skulls, &c. In a railway car on a road running out of Macon, Georgia, hangs or did hang a human skull, purporting to be that of a Yankee soldier killed at Bull Run. It is useless to talk about southern society declining towards barbarism – it is already there.

– Published in the Burlington Daily Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Wednesday, April 9, 1862

1 comment:

Jim Miller said...

I don't know about any one else, but this article to me, is nothing less than blatent propoganda. So I've labled it as such.