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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Federal Atrocities in the Civil war. From the New Orleans, La., Picayune, August 10, 1902. (search)
el, I sent them with the prisoners, under Lieutenant Nathaniel B. Cunningham, of Company G, to Memphis, who, however, were subsequently fired upon when within about twelve miles of that place. Lieutenant Cunningham was immediately killed, but his death was avenged by a detachment sent out under Major Loomis by your order. War Record 17, part I, page 55. On August 8, 1862, General Granville M. Dodge writes from Trenton, Tenn.: I believe our policy is to burn up those counties (Dyer, Lauderdale and Hickman). They pay no attention to the oath and feed and guide the rebels. (War record No. 17, part 1, page 30.) On August 28, 1862, General Gordon Granger reports from Rienzi, Miss.: Two things are most necessary and important: First, there must be some definite and fixed policy on our part to combat and break up this infernal guerrilla system of theives. It is bound soon to waste an entire army away, and for no equivalent. We must push every man, woman and child before