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The Daily Dispatch: August 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], Yankee outrages in Nansemond and Isle of Wight. (search)
Yankee outrages in Nansemond and Isle of Wight. A gentleman direct from the neighborhood informs the Petersburg Express that the Yankee vandals are roaming the counties of Nansemond and Isle of Wight, stealing negroes, bacon, and horses, and arresting every citizen whose loyalty to the Confederate States is known. The following gentlemen have been arrested, some of them manacled and dragged off to the Rip Raps: James Dillard, E. Bev. Hunter, James M. Holland, Wm. Lawrence, Alexander. In many instances the Lincoln thieves have swept everything from the premises they visited, not leaving the females and children of the family a pound of meat or a single horse. A perfect reign of terror prevails in some portions of Nansemond and Isle of Wight counties, and the people are leaving their homes by night, and secreting themselves in the forests during the day, so that they may escape the clutches of the invaders, and reach, if possible, the Confederate lines, which do n