At every movement of General Sherman’s army, he captured more or less of the confederates, and occasionally a few came forward and voluntarily gave themselves up. One of them being asked what he thought of the Union forces and General Sherman, replied in the following rather extravagant but at the same time truthful style: “Sherman gits on a hill, flops his wings and crows; then yells out, ‘Attention! creation! by kingdoms, right wheel! march!’ and then we git.”
Some of the prisoners, with an air of curiosity worthy of a ‘Yank,” inquire where the boys get those guns which they load on Sunday and fire all the week.