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The Daily Dispatch: July 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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d man. --The Petersburg Express, of Thursday, contains the following instance of inhuman treatment visited upon an old man residing in the neighborhood of Hampton, by a band of Lincoln's scoundrels: At an early hour on Sunday last, Mr. Thos. W. Lowry, who owns a large farm on the North side of Back river, was surprised to find, without reason or foreknowledge, his house surrounded by some twenty-five Lincolnites. The servants in the kitchen were prevented from coming out, or even from speaking. Mr. Lowry demanded once or twice to know the reason of this action, and on receiving no answer drew his pistol and fired upon them through the windows. The fire was immediately returned by a number of the fellows, whose balls passed in very close proximity to Mr. L.'s wife. The Hessians then rushed into the house and seized Mr. L oven before he could get all his clothes on, dragged him out in anything but a gentle manner, using harsh language towards him, pulled him down to the riv