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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 28, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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rocities in North--Alabama.--A colonel, and for the last campaign a brigade commander, furnishes the following facts, which stamp with eternal infamy the atrocious conduct of the enemy in North-Alabama. About twenty-five Yankees, headed by one Ben Harris, a Tory from Madison County, crossed the Tennessee River into Beech Island, and captured Benjamin Raden — an old man — his son, his nephew James Raden, and his son, and another man whose name is forgotten — all private citizens — and shot them, killing four, and threw them into the river, three of whose bodies were afterward found. The fifth caught hold of some bushes, when Harris ordered them to cut his head off with their sabres, which they attempted, but could not reach him; he then ordered them to knock his brains out with a fence-rail; and failing in this, they fired two guns, and he dropped his head in the water as if dead, and the fiends, supposing him dead, departed. The same crowd went to the house of Madison Ritchie, the
ved, a note was received from Captain Elzey asking for an interview with Gov. Brown, of Georgia, and the Governor required to the arsenal, where terms of surrender were agreed on. The Constitutionalist says: The company of United States troops retain all personal effects and their proper arms; have some to make arrangements to leave; have safe conduct from this place, via railroad, to Savannah, and thence by sea to New York, or any other destination: the Captain takes the receipt of General Harris for all arms and mens on hand, to be accounted for to the United States, at any future settlement, and the right was reserved to salute the Federal colors. On the part of Georgia, the only object was executed by the possession of a fine battery of two twelve-pound howitzers, and two cannon, and some twenty-two thousand muskets and rifles, many of them of the best kind. There are also large stores of powder, cannon balls, grape, etc. After the arrangements were completed, Col.
Mayor's Court. --On Saturday the transactions were limited. A negro named Ben Harris was sentenced to undergo thirty-nine stripes, for striking Claiborne, slave of Chastain White, a tremendous blow on the head with a tobacco lever, which would have cracked the skull of anything but a negro. An abandoned woman, arrested for disorderly conduct, was discharged with an admonition, as were also two white men, arrested for drunkenness.