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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The treatment of prisoners during the war between the States. (search)
e city of Saint Louis the criminal vote elected the criminal McNeil as the sheriff of the county of Saint Louis--the tool of the weakest and most malignant tyrants. Milroy's order. Saint George, Tucker Co., Va., November 28th, 1862. Mr. Adam Harper: Sir — In consequence of certain robberies which have been committed on Union citizens of this county by bands of guerrillas, you are hereby assessed to the amount ($285.00) two hundred and eighty-five dollars, to make good their losses;pon which the enemy may approach, that they must dash in and give you notice, and upon any one failing to do so, you will burn their houses and shoot the men. By order Brigadier-General R. H. Milroy, H. Kellog, Captain Commanding Post. Mr. Harper was an old gentlemen, over 82 years of age, a cripple,. and can neither read nor write the English language, though a good German scholar. This gentlemen was one of twelve children, had served in the war of 1812, was the son of a Revolutionary
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
one which we cannot, of course, endorse. But in his latter days he evinced towards our people a much more kindly spirit, and it is but just to say that his private character always stood fair, and that his correspondence, as presented in this book, evinces a purity of motive and a freedom from the bribery and corruption by which he was surrounded truly refreshing. The book is admirably gotten up, and very readable. The civil war in America. By John Wm. Draper, M. D., Ll. D. New York: Harper & Brothers. The publishers have kindly sent us (through West & Johnston, Richmond,) a copy of this work. We are thus enabled to place on our shelves three beautiful volumes, gotten up in the highest style of the book-maker's art, and intended to be a history of the causes which led to the civil war, and of the events connected with it, considered not in a partisan but in a philosophical and impartial spirit. How far the learned author has succeeded in his avowed purpose is altogether a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Jane Claudia Johnson. (search)
ereafter refer, for their outrages and cruelties to the Southern people, the record, as far as we can find it, is silent on that subject. General Milroy's order. On the 28th of November, 1862, General R. H. Milroy had an order sent to Mr. Adam Harper, a man 82 years old, and a cripple, one who had served as a soldier in the war of 1812, and who was a son of a revolutionary soldier, who had served throughout that war, which was as follows: Mr. Adam Harper: Sir,—In consequence of cerMr. Adam Harper: Sir,—In consequence of certain robberies which have been committed on Union citizens of this county, by bands of guerrillas, you are hereby assessed to the amount of($285.00) two hundred and eighty-five dollars, to make good their losses, and upon your failure to comply with the above assessment by the 8th day of December the following order has been issued to me by General R. H. Milroy: You are to burn their houses, seize all their cattle and shoot them. You will be sure that you strictly carry out this order. Yo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of the history Committee (search)
ereafter refer, for their outrages and cruelties to the Southern people, the record, as far as we can find it, is silent on that subject. General Milroy's order. On the 28th of November, 1862, General R. H. Milroy had an order sent to Mr. Adam Harper, a man 82 years old, and a cripple, one who had served as a soldier in the war of 1812, and who was a son of a revolutionary soldier, who had served throughout that war, which was as follows: Mr. Adam Harper: Sir,—In consequence of cerMr. Adam Harper: Sir,—In consequence of certain robberies which have been committed on Union citizens of this county, by bands of guerrillas, you are hereby assessed to the amount of($285.00) two hundred and eighty-five dollars, to make good their losses, and upon your failure to comply with the above assessment by the 8th day of December the following order has been issued to me by General R. H. Milroy: You are to burn their houses, seize all their cattle and shoot them. You will be sure that you strictly carry out this order. Yo