After the battle, when the Minnesota regiment returned to its quarters at Camp Hamilton, they marched past the Colonel's marquee with banners flying, and their splendid band playing "Hail Columbia." Standing in front of the tent were Dr. Cliff, Zollicoffer's Brigade Surgeon, Lieut. Col. Carter, of the Twentieth Tennessee (rebel) regiment, and several Union officers. “Hail Columbia" affected both the rebel officers to tears —they wept like children —and Carter remarked that, although compelled to fight against the old flag, he loved it still.
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