Kind white Officer.

On Wednesday, the 25th of May, a company of colored soldiers, just arrived in Washington, was passing from the depot through North Capital Street towards the Capital, and in full view of that building.  One of the soldiers was weak or weary, and evidently giving out.  A white officer of the company walked up and spoke to him, seemingly with the purpose of urging him on.  But instead of this, the brave man took from the weary soldier his knapsack, shouldered it himself, and carried it up the street. The Northern lady who saw and reported to me this affecting incident did not succeed in finding out the name of the company, nor of the humane officer who thus distinguished himself.  —c.k.w.

(Liberator  June 24, 1864,pg 2)