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                  Volume 7 -
Prisons and Hospitals

  A Meeting That Was As Agreeable As Possible

 

South Carolinians and New Yorkers

 A Meeting That Was As Agreeable As Possible 

The two facing sentries formally parleying upon the parapet belong to the Charleston Zouave Cadets, under Captain C. E. Chichester. Below them, past the flag fluttering to the left of the picture, are the prisoners taken at the first battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, and placed under their care in Castle Pinckney. The meeting was as agreeable as possible under the circumstances, to all parties concerned. The prisoners, chiefly from New York regiments, behaved themselves like gentlemen and kept their quarters clean. The Cadets treated them as such, and picked up a few useful hints, such as the method of softening "hard-tack" to make it more edible. The Cadets were well drilled and kept strict discipline.

page 127  in 1911 book

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