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a ruiUES OF THEIR EXPLOITS At ToU by C. W. GEERS. One of Morgan'! Men ANOTHER cruel mode of dis cipline was to call all the hoys out of their barracks and com mand them to stand in a row, in the snow, despite the fact that many of them were so thinly clad that they shivered as the winds swept the prison grounds from Lake Michigan. They were commanded to "right dress and stand straight and rigid." Then the guards armed with guns and pistols, would form a line in front of them, and with cocked guns presented, command them to bend their bodies over in a stooping posture' until the tips of their fingers would touch the ground under the snow, the knees to remain perfectly stiff. They called this "reachingfor corn," and we would be compelled to stand in this position sometimes as long as four hours. Many of the defenseless boys, hun dreds of miles from home and friends, would become so fatigued that they would give tip and fall over in the' snow. For this they would be conveyed to a warm room in headquarters, and after being thawed out, would receive a bar barrels flogging as incorrigibles and past cure except by torture. The blood would run from the nose and mouth of many, and the guards would taunt them as "paying dear for their whis tle," though "they were getting off light for their treason." Another mode of torment was to march all the prisoners out of the barracks and make them sit down in the snow and so remain for two hours. There are men in Denton county, pris oners in Camp Douglas, who will verify the ftatements which we are making. If all the Federal guards as mean as Henry W'irz were punished in the same manner as was Henry, the pension rolls would be greatly re duced in number. To cover up their own diabol ism thev tried "stop thief" and hanged Henry Wins. Another cruel method was employed to punish a whole barrack at once. The guards would march all the boys out and make them stand in the snow erect in line, telling the sentinels to shoot anv man who moved hand or foot. Then they would go off to a stove and warm them selves, and on their return, would examine the snow at the feet of the boys, and if they found the bov had moved would act as though the boy had committed a murder. They would drag him to the whipping room and flog him without mer rv. Tliev enjoved the sport. Denuded f Ins clothing, 'thev would tic his hands together, and command him to "come across." If he moved while being whipped he would get twenty-five f-r thirty lashes extra. If he cried out under the torture it was an excuse for doubling the whipping, and a fresh guard would lay on extra laches. Other guards would stand with pistols cocked and pointed at his head. In case the vic tim could not lie still they would tie his feet and hands together. .If he begged for mercy, they would threaten to shoot him. Right here we desire to record the fact that these guards were, in the later part of 1804. sent to the front. and nunv of them could not be made to fiKht at all. Thev ran for their lives and two of them were ordered shot for cowardice, so we heard, after the war closed. They were the vilest and most arrant coward in the bedcral army. Hv this time all of them, no doubt, have envied the river Jtvx to give an account of their crimes and rcceivc'"such puni-hmcnl as Satan desires for the unregenerate. The guards would hold conferences to learn if anv new device of punMinient had been in vented and thev would always find a new mode. Tieing men up'bv the thumbs and the other pun ishments decrib'ed ahove ..becoming too monoto nous, thev hit upon a new .source of sport I no would procure one-half "f a barrel and have a hole made in it large enough for the prisoners head to slip through and so as to let the barrel mi on his shoulders. They would pick out ome proud-looking Confederate prisoner. aa use him of violating some rule which they would not name, and then put this ornament over In head. Then they would force him to walk from one end of the prison to the other a whole week cverv 'lav, continually. Often this -hazing pmce-j like that of Annapolis, while fun for the guard, was death to the victim. Again, thev would pick out m appearing in.l comparative! v well drcocd boy accuse Mm of breaking a-rule and make him climb up and down a ladder for a whole week without rot except at night and at meal time. Often in the dead of night theMiarp report o a musket would be heard, which wcant death to some one. The next morning we wuM learn that some guard whose identity a, un known, had fired into a barrack and kjllid a keeping Confederate soldier. W c VICtt the corpse as it was conxejed in a ort to tne burving ground on the outside. We remember that often our boys were caugh About the slop barrels in search of bones from n!ch to make soup. o nearly staned were tliev If anvone was caught at this, the guard w.t.i cocked pistol at his head, would make lmii take it in his mouth, get on his hands and feet go from one end of the street to the other a d bark like a dog. Thev would do thi m seeking tn excuse for killing him for disobo ihg on crs. This was called the "doc performance. Panic s Inferno does not furnish a parallel to the suf fering of the bovs in Camp Dougla. If a prisoner stepped over the "dead fine' in tentionally or by accident, he would be shot down by the sentinels on the parapet. If as many as three prisoners were seen standing to gether on the streets of the prison, they would be fired upon by a sentinel and one of them klilcd or wounded. The most innocent mistake would cost someone his life. All the Free. -Masons and Odd Fellows were domiciled in barracks to themselves. All the "loyal men," or those who had petitioned for the oath of allegiance, or to join the Federal army, were stored away to themselves. We mean those who had asked to be permitted to fight against their homes. The ' loyal men" were the Benedict Arnolds of the Confederacy and were small in number. The great body of prisoners' determined to rot and perish upon the altar of their country rather than betray or desert iheir comrades. Like the Romans, who declared that "while the Colisse urn stands, Rome, will stand; and when the Col isscum falls Rome will fall,". so declared our boys in prison: "While Richmond stands the Con federacy wil stand: when Richmond falls, the Confederacy will fall ;" and they resolved to rath er die as martyrs to? the cause of the South and to the Stars and liars. An application to join the Yankee army had to be made in writing to Lieutenant Fife. When a prisoner was seen to enter that office, we knew he 'would be tranferred to the "loyal row." He would try to keep it a secret; but his sneak ing, villainous presence, his hang-dog air and mien, invariably betrayed his treachery, and his comrades would look at him as though they were viewing a corpse. The traitor, feeling his shame and degradation, would stand isolated and alone, with his cap drawn over his eyes, or lie in his bunk until summoned to retaum to headquarters and thence to the "loyal and deserters row." The three barracks composing this "row" were looked upon by the boys in gray with more scorn and hatred than were the negro soldiers or the Federals. Wc were told bv the Federals that they had orders from Washington to pick out the' "white sheep" and separate them from the goats, to be looked after by the great Shepherd lest they become contaminated by contact with the rebels. The Yankee soldiers, however looked upon this class of men with a suspicious eye, and would not trust two or three of them together with guns in their hands. N'o two of them were allowed to serve together in the same regiment ami wc heard that no Yankee would sleep with them under the same blanket. After having undergone all the preliminaries and taken, the oath, the prisoner, escorted, by two or three 'Federal soldiers, would return to the barracks and get his things and then leave, never to be seen bv us again. We were allowed to write short letters home, within the Federal lines, once a month, but were not allowed to seal them, as they had to be in soected bv the censor. Lieutenant l ife passed through the prison o.ie da v. followed bv his pet dog. The little dog. was fat and playful and wagged its tail all the ti:ve. The dog was enticed into fine of the bar lacks. l ife missed his dog and put a notice on the bulletin board, offering ten dollars reward for its return. A prisoner wrote under l ife's notice: "For lack of bread, the dog is dead: for want of meat, the dog is eat." This enraged I ieuteiiam Fife and he instituted a rigid investi gation as to the fate of his dog. Ultimately the barrack was discovered which had butchered and eaten the dog. As a penalty for this offence ra tions were withheld for three days from the b - occup- ing this barrack. .... . One morning (iencral Joseph Hooker entered the -i-ison on horseback, followed by An escort of officers. Thev w "rt mounted on fine horses sow! their uniforms were tiinimed with Inc. an I their shoulders were decorated with flashy epau lettes It was an imposing scene. They dashed -.round the prison square, and then out through the gate, making their visit brief indeed Covrrnor Morton and Governor Oglcshy al iitcd the prison in a fine carriage. Morton made a speech in which he said he was in favor of an exchange of prisoners. Wc were also visited bv twelve Indian chiefs representing twelve tribes. They were on the.r av to Washington City, to confer with the Crvat Father." They remained in the prison but a few minutes. Hapii-t preacher would occasionally viu " from Chicago. Ignorance seemed to be his fort He loved our souls but denounced our bodies as animal and carnal, that ought to be destroved as thev consisted of meat only, being spiritual and brutal. He despised our "ways which be thought should be destroyed as "stubble." meaning our principle., habits, con duct etc A our wavs were directed by tnc M,irit. the body being but an instrument to do its will we c uild not see how he could l-ne tu ail,or of our wavs and hate the meat. The cards would stand around and cry "amen and look at us to see the effect 01 the sermon. He would blow his nose, snif.le tears, and smite his brea-t. while speaking in a whang-doodle tone. ?king the Lord to ..pen our eves and be mcrc.hu toward our sonK He was the blindest most illiterate, heathenish jacobin we ever saw at larfce in the country. Hut the guards many ..f them as mean as the preacher, enjoyed his low nbald TV and we were forced to be present at the ,-o.nt of "a bayonet. Several of the l-oy were made to ride the "mnle" for declining to ..hake har.ds with him We heard at the time that wc were sub jected to this infliction in retaliation for baptizing Federal prisoners in Kentucky and Tennessee. Hut our preachers had never forced the Yankees to be baptised or to listen to preaching. Such as were baptised had voluntarily confessed Christ. I pray the Lord my fouI to take." Scores of our men were shot andkilled without provocation, but there is no record of a Federal guard being called to account for murder. Sometimes a prisoner would be compelled to v..) 1 rv In ill nifrUt - Tf "l nfrli t Via ursMlt4 Vl -All During the night, in the dead of winter, the veyed to "Morgan's mule" or shot down "for prisoners were not allowed to approach the stove, attacking the guard." From day to day and KOBAKEKSLet us handle your kodak business. We develop your films free. Also sell Eastman films. Out-of-town mail orders solicited. HINSDALE & BRYANT Commercial Photographers 5 Main St., Fort Worth, Texas Ii' 1 -j ' ' wj-j - -;i 1 1 11 mi.werluf lierll.er. mention (hi, ).er.l The bleak and storm-beaten barrack issued a melancholy moan as the chilly currents of air blew through its rifts and cracks diversified only by an occasional report of a gun, and the cry of a-wounded or dying soldier boy. All felt that they were in danger of being killed before morn ing, and hundreds of them employed the praver which they had committed to memory at their mother's knee: "If 1 should die before I wake, night to night, the process of pain, starvation and shivering was continued in this wretched abode, which wc shall not attempt to describe further, but will leae the boys here for the pre sent and follow Morgan and his officers who were marched from the cars at Columbus, Ohio, to the penitentiary. litorle of Morgan' Men will appear nnr month In thin ecilon "f the pnper. Southwest Texas Shipment. Following is a classified ar rangement of the shipments from Southwest Texas, in carloads: Onions. fS.V). value, ?'M.V"o I O. H. Kilionlnr, President Oorfta H. IHM, Kec'y. Bnd Trf.. Corporation Audit Company PnMli oitllwrn nnil rrnnntnt. W atrnlirhlnn nnil 1Jut mnipllrt H brink and account for any limi ne nl for town nnrl imintio , General Office. 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