benefit of the trial, he could have proved by Mr. Madden that he was not present on the occasion.
But, perhaps, some negro reported that he was present, and this was sufficient with General Paine.
The boy was taken prisoner, carried some ten miles, and near Mr. B. S. Martin's, on the Gallatin and Hartsville pike, taken off a short distance from the road, and five or six Minnie balls shot through his trial body (for he was but a feeble boy); and it was left unburied.
A youth, named Fleming Sanders, aged seventeen years, who lived near Hartsville, and whose father and mother were both dead, was arrested, taken to Gallatin and confined in jail for some weeks.
He was then taken out some four or five miles from town, near to Mr. Thomas Barry's house, shot by the soldiers, and left unburied.--The persons above mentioned were all killed without any trial or investigation whatever.
The case of Alfred Dalton, who was murdered near Hartsville in February, 1864, was heart-rending inde