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The Daily Dispatch: October 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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t the Yankee mercenaries (about 200) made an incursion into this county, about four miles from this place, at a point called " Terrapin Neck," and committed unheard-of depredations. About daylight this morning they visited the residence of Mr. Henry Shepherd, an extensive farmer and wealthy citizen, and plundered at wholesale. They stopped at nothing. Besides rifling the house of nearly all the bed-clothes, breaking the furniture, robbing the smoke-house of all the bacon and lard, and stealing all the poultry, they "captured" and took away with them seven negroes, eight mules, twenty-two head of fattening hogs, and took two white persons prisoners. Mr. Shepherd's loss amounts to from $6,000 to $8,000. At the time none of the family were at home. I suppose these depredations are to make up for the recent inglorious defeat and retreat at Harper's Ferry. Potomac. P. S.--The negroes have since returned.--After taking them over into camp they were told that they were now freem