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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Federal Atrocities in the Civil war. From the New Orleans, La., Picayune, August 10, 1902. (search)
ndo) I arrested twelve men, and having fifteen of my command whose horses were unfit for further rapid travel, I sent them with the prisoners, under Lieutenant Nathaniel B. Cunningham, of Company G, to Memphis, who, however, were subsequently fired upon when within about twelve miles of that place. Lieutenant Cunningham was imLieutenant Cunningham was immediately killed, but his death was avenged by a detachment sent out under Major Loomis by your order. War Record 17, part I, page 55. On August 8, 1862, General Granville M. Dodge writes from Trenton, Tenn.: I believe our policy is to burn up those counties (Dyer, Lauderdale and Hickman). They pay no attention to the oath and however, and the officer cursed her, saying: If she does not get out of the way, kill her, too. Nothing but blood and ashes will satisfy us for killing Lieutenant Cunningham. Before they fired, the captain ordered a part of the soldiers to go back to the grave and kill every d-n man to be found. My sister, dreadfully alarmed