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The Daily Dispatch: December 30, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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est, were set upon by the desperadoes above mentioned, and beside being brutally beaten, were robbed of all their valuables. Prior to this, Isaac Jacobs, a merchant, confined there on suspicion of having stolen blankets in his possession, was set upon by these same scamps and badly beaten, besides being relieved of his watch and $560 in money. These circumstances being reported to the Sayer yesterday, he ordered the ringleaders in the affair to be brought before him for identification. This being done, they were severally ordered to work a members of the chain gang, with a ball attached to their legs, under guard, for eight hours each day, for certain specified times. The parties thus assigned to labor gave the names of Miks Sweeny, Patrick , Ellies Vandertip, George W. Hoppall, and Michael Kelley. The Mayor said, in assigning these men to their appropriate sphere of act on, that he should take men sures to redress the wrongs of the soldiers who had suffered from their violence.