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The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], Ravages of the enemy when last this side of the Rapidan. (search)
Ravages of the enemy when last this side of the Rapidan. After Meade's army had crossed at Germanns and Ely's fords they subjected the unfortunate farmers within their lines to the most inhuman treatment. They burned the house of Mr. Reuben Gordon, son of Ger. Wm. F. Gordon, because, as they said, he was an original Secessionist, and did not leave a thing of any value whatever on the place.--The farms of Miss Sally Grymes, Mr. Skinker, Mrs. Willis, Captain Beale, Capt. Strother Green, Mr. John Spottswood, Major J. H. lacy, and others, were desolated to that extent that not a meal's victuals was left on any of them. They broke up the furniture of the houses and took off all the clothing and bed linen from every house. The feather beds were emptied out in the yard, and the venerable Capt. Green and his children were reduced to sleeping between two mattresses Mr. John Spottswood and Capt. Beale were taken off by the Yankees, leaving their helpless families without provisions or