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The Daily Dispatch: December 3, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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we chose fire the house. The kitchen was set on fire, and the Federal sharpshooters abandoned the residence, and in doing so set the building on fire; thus it was destroyed. There was found in the yard many of his books, family portraits, and many articles of furniture. His family went into the city. The residence of Wm. H. Crisp, the lessee of the theatres of this city and Mobile and Montgomery, was burned by the Federal. This residence Mr. Crisp had recently purchased from Maj. Campbell Wallace, President of the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad. Another costly residence — that of the late Judge Reese, about one and a quarter miles from Knoxville — was destroyed by the Yankees. They also burned the residences of W. W. Walker, Mr. Roth, and one or two others in that vicinity. The pretext for this vandalism was that they might be used as places of security by our pickets and sharpshooters. The Federal fired them as they abandoned them. The severest fighting on the