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The Daily Dispatch: June 13, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: June 24, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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this city from York county yesterday. He informs us that the Yankee Vandals are continuing their depredations in the country around Hampton, and perpetrating deeds of lawlessness, which have produced a panic among the people. The house of Mr. Wm. Anderson has been broken open, all the valuables taken therefrom, and the furniture destroyed. Even his bonds and other private papers were torn into small pieces. His out-houses and growing crops shared general ruin. Mr. Wm. Turnbull shared a similar fate to Mr. Anderson, saving nothing but a horse and wagon, in which he and his wife and seven children reached the steamboat wharf yesterday, and are now in this city. The house of Mr. Algernon Whiting was robbed yesterday morning at early dawn, his granaries destroyed, and then the torch applied, and all the buildings burned to the ground. This last outrage is supposed to have been committed by a portion of the scoundrels who are now quartered between Hampton and the Fort.
ared not, even rebuke his subordinate. Isaac Jones and his neighbor, Mr. Watts, have remained at home; yet the vandals stole, often in broad day light and in the presence of their families, horses, mules, carts, pigs, lambs, and poultry. Mr. Read remained at home with a sick wife and a child not over two weeks old, and yet about forty Zouaves came one night and demanded, and took lodging in his house, though, so far as I am informed, they offered no personal violence to the family. Mr. Algernon Whiting, though a private citizen, was at home when they came to his house about daybreak and took him a prisoner, and burnt his house and furniture. Let me tell your correspondent, however honest he may be, that the presence of a family is no guarantee for the protection of their property. Several of their officers have told me the same thing. One, a Zouave Captain, told the writer of this, that he was surprised that the people should have left their property unprotected; that they we