Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Scofield” in chapter 188 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2.:
...nnecticut, to join his relatives.
The general impression was prevalent that the firing of Hampton was done by order of General Butler.
Even such an opinion was expressed within our lines.
But Mr. Scofield emphatically declares that the rebel General Magruder gave the order to burn and desert the village.
The Union troops, when compelled by the necessities of war to burn a place, spare the inhabitant...
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