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The Daily Dispatch: August 11, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ther Yankee soldier, coming up at the moment, struck the constable over the head with the butt end of his musket, while a Yankee officer split open the constable's skull with a sword as he fell to the ground. Constable Kellum was then taken into a neighboring house, where he died within a few hours afterwards. Several citizens, who witnessed the shocking murder of Mr. Kellum, and expressed their horror at such lawlessness, were arrested. Among them were George S. Rogers and his son Lewis Rogers. These gentlemen said to bystanders that they thought they were living under a civil Government, which they had taken the oath to support, but such conduct and such scenes were an outrage on all Government. A large number of citizens of Accomac were imprisoned for various political offences, and females as well as men were not allowed to utter a word in condemnation of the Yankee Government or the Yankee hirelings in Accomac. Execution of a guerrilla.[from the Leavenworth (Kansas)