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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 20 0 Browse Search
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ion of the confederate States, by one Charles Girard, formerly Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington. To give his book an apparent importance and character, Dr. Girard has addressed it, as a memoir or report, to the Emperor Napoleon, though it nowhere appears that he was commissioned or requested to make any report of any kind to the Emperor. The value of this writer's report may be gathered from the following remarkable incident which he relates: I one evening, at General Cooper's, heard the Governor of North-Carolina tell how, in their numerous incursions into his State, the enemy carried off, by force, whole families of negroes; that on several occasions, being surrounded at the moment of embarkation by the local militia, the negroes took the opportunity of escaping to return to their masters, and that then the Yankees turned their fury on the negro children, whom they tore from their mothers' arms and flung into the water. On other occasions they drowned the
Capture of Duncan Cooper. Pulaski, March 5, 1864. In these troublous times in Tennessee, there are huble to Union troops. One of these, Colonel Dune. Cooper, who operated a long while west of Columbia, was re— right in the creek half of the time. Just as Colonel Cooper's horse got into the creek, about forty yards in advance of Stovall, he fell, and threw Cooper plump into the water. The horse got up and ran away. Cooper Cooper tried to get on behind one of his men, but the saddle turned, and they both fell into the creek, when, Stovallur guerrillas we saw, Stovall captured the Colonel (Cooper) and one man — I, another man and three horses. Onagain that evening. He had reported that we killed Cooper and captured the rest, and that he had a hole shot there is such a thing as a guerrilla, I suppose Colonel Cooper is one. I have his saddle and bridle as a tropof Colonel Mizner's command. Hence the report that Colonel Cooper was captured by Colonel Mizner's comman