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ve to their troops to wander up and down the country like devils, seeking what they might devour. The consequence was that they carried on a system of general plunder, taking meat, meal, flour, and other provisions from all but the very poor, leaving nothing to eat, and making a large majority of the people wholly dependent on the enemy for rations, which were doled out to them for three days at a time. They went to old Captain Taylor's, who is about ninety years old, and his son's, W. E. Taylor, formerly Clerk of the County Court, both of them regarded as rich men, and so completely robbed them that they had to subsist on boiled corn for more than a week, when they got a day's rations of meat and flour from a Yankee soldier, who took pity on them. A brigade of troops was sent to the farm of A. Shook, a substantial citizen of seventy odd years, under the guidance of one of his negroes, and three regiments spent the day there. They took all the provisions, not leaving half a