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The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1861., [Electronic resource] 7 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 24, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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More Villainy on the Potomac. About forty Federal soldiers landed at Mr. Withers Waller's farm in Stafford county, about eight miles above Aquia Creek, on Tuesday, about daylight, and surrounded his house. Mr. W. hastily dressed and opened his door, invited their officers in and demanded their business. They asked who had come over to his house from the Maryland shore — He replied, Mr. Moore, his partner in the fishing business, who was a Marylander, and was up stairs asleep, and offeredted, and the boat landed at first within twenty yards of him; but hearing the clank of a sword, they moved off. Cannot some system be devised by which these outrages can be stopped, and no such party be allowed to escape alive? Although forty to one, they were frightened. To the soldiers we say, better have twenty false alarms than one surprise, and look out for spies. How come the enemy to suspect Mr. Waller was harboring Marylander, or entertaining soldiers?--Fredericksburg News.
, one of those Yankee tugs that have infested the Potomac for months, drew near and commenced shelling the house of Mr. Withers Waller, whilst the family were all in bed, in fancied, peaceful security. As may well be imagined, the occupants were alad fast around their domicil from an enemy only a few hundred yards off, who regarded neither womanhood nor childhood. Mrs. Waller ran out of the house with nothing but her dress hurriedly slipped over her night clothes, in her bare feet, flying for safety! Mr. Waller secured the children, and hastened them and Mrs. W. to a ditch, where they were hidden and comparatively safe from the demon attack of the heartless foe. The tug fired from 30 to 40 shots, but did not succeed in materially dt stacks of straw, which were of course destroyed. The Yankee tug was armed with two 32 pounders and a rifle gun. Mr. Waller's house is in Stafford county, less than a hundred yards from the river, and some four or five miles above. Aquia Cree