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The Daily Dispatch: July 16, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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From Sherman's rear. The Atlanta papers contain some intelligence from the rear of Sherman's army, brought to that city by our scouts. The intelligencer, says: A few days since a detachment of twenty-four men left Johnston's army for the purpose of breaking up a band of thirty desperadoes, composed of tones and Yankee soldiers, who were committing every species of depredation upon the families of Murray county. Mr. McGarrah says that on Monday last a portion of the detachment encountered this band of thieves and robbers, and one of the guides of the detachment, Martin Peeples, was killed, and seven of the enemy were killed and wounded; that on the next day the remainder of the band was attacked at Spring Peace, and seventeen more of the thieving scoundrels were killed and wounded. He says all the means that devilish malignity can invent, or Yankee ingenuity suggest, are resorted to to punish, harass, vex, and break the spirit of the people. He also states that prin