Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 22, page 263 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8.:
...es the rebel lines, diminishes by so much the producing power of the rebellion to supply itself with food and labor necessary to be done outside of military operations, to sustain its armies; and the United States thereby gains either a soldier or a producer.
Women and children are received, because it would be manifestly iniquitous and unjust to take the husband and father, and leave the wife and child to i...
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