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The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1862., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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s a sick stranger that had been stopping at her house. The soldier then stated that the was a Confederate soldier, naming his company and regiment, and demanding the treatment of a prisoner of war. At the suggestion of a well known citizen, Mr. Israel Hill the soldier was carried by the scouts to the headquarters of Col. Stewart: "Don't bring any more d — d rebel bushwhackers to me, but shoot them down." He then ordered the prisoner to be tied between two stumps, and for eighteen ment him. The first volley missed him, on which — a brutal Dutchman ran up, and with the muzzle of his gun within, a few feet of Spencer, shot him through the stomach. He died that night, and was decently buried next day by the citizens. He told Mrs. Hill, at whose house he died, that he lived in Coweta county Ga., and that he was nephew of Bishop Andrew--that he had two brothers, one living in Tennessee and the other in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He said he was an eider in the Methodist Episcopal Church.