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The Daily Dispatch: January 25, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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A Bold proceeding --On the 11th inst., some twelve or fifteen armed soldiers, said to belong to the 8th and 11th Texas cavalry regiment, went to the (Ga.) jail, about 8 o'clock at night, for the purpose of releasing Hill, of the 11th Texas, who was charged with the murder of George Montgomery, and Rowark, charged with stealing a horse from Mrs Aycock. Six of these ruffians went into the house, and about as many more stood guard in the street. Those in the house drew their pistols on Mr. Kerr, the jailor, and Wm. B. Jones, who was staying with him that night, and threatened that if either made any attempt to leave or create an alarm he would be instantly shot. Two of the scamps then took the keys to the jail room, went and released their friends, carried them out and put them on horses, while the others guarded Messrs Kerr and Jones--then all left and have not since been heard of.
without his knowledge, and that he only took it into his store to keep till he could ascertain whose it was. Two negro men employed at the Haxall flour mills were arraigned on the charge of stealing government corn and carrying it to the store of Richard Steele. At the conclusion of the testimony, the Mayor ordered them to "hug the widow" till the officer whose duty it is to do so, touched them up to the tune of "thirty-nine." A dose of the same character was ordered to be given Montgomery, slave of Philip K. White, for having in his possession Friday night a ham of bacon supposed to have been stolen. Security for good behavior in the sum of $150 was required of Caleb Sawyer, a soldier attached to No. 10 battery, for shooting on Friday night a dog belonging to Mrs. Catherine Kinker. The charge against Wesley Adams, a negro man claiming to be free, of having in his possession a lot of bread which he had stolen, was not proved, and he was discharged. Charles Bru