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The Daily Dispatch: September 8, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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her gentlemen. They had commenced their work of destruction at Mr. Lawrence Hooff's, when, hearing the firing of our guns, they were frightened off. They staid long enough, however, to take five horses and to break up the furniture. In the town, they had not commenced their work of destruction when they were chased out.--Many think that the burning of Chambersburg was the salvation of this place. Sheridan has sent North, Mr. Peyton Brown, Mr. George Saddler, Mr. William Henson and Mr. Harrison Anderson." Mr. John S. Robertson, of Martinsburg, who came to Richmond on the outbreak of the war, leaving his family, recently returned home on a visit.--When he reached there he found one of his daughters in a dying condition and another very ill. In a few hours after his arrival one of them died and the other grew worse while they were burying her sister. The father was at her grave; and after the funeral ceremonies were over, he hastened home to witness the sufferings of the other,
ed, and arms, ammunition, provisions, &c., destroyed, and that there was every reason to believe that this had been done after the white flag had been raised. It was also discovered that General Page and several of his officers had no swords to deliver up, and, further, that some of those which were surrendered had been broken. The whole conduct of the officers of Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan presents such a striking contrast in moral principle that I cannot fail to remark upon it. Colonel Anderson, who commanded the former, finding himself in a position perfectly untenable, and encumbered with a superfluous number of conscripts, many of whom were mere boys, determined to surrender a fort which he could not defend, and in this determination was supported by all his officers save one; but from the moment he hoisted the white flag he scrupulously kept everything intact, and in that condition delivered it over; whilst General Page and his officers, with a childish spitefulness, destr