I regret that the interest of the service forbids my granting the request. After the battle, I gave instructions that your wounded should be attended to, and your dead buried; but your wounded were permitted to remain on the field longer than they otherwise would have been, had not General Fremonts Arty,* hours after the termination of the engagement, not only so fired upon the ambulances and their parties, as to drive them from the field. The hospital was also fired upon; notwithstanding it as well as the ambulances were marked by hospital flags. It is to be presumed that General F. did not sanction the outrage that such conduct should be mentioned in this connection.


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