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be put to death. To arrest this brutality General Hampton promptly informed him that for every soldier of mine murdered by you, I shall have executed at once two of yours, giving in all cases preference to any officers who may be in our hands, and adding a view to check the inhuman system of burning the houses of those citizens whom they had robbed, that he had ordered his men to shoot down all of your men who are caught burning houses. General Hampton's letter to General Sherman, February 27, 1865. This notice and the knowledge that General Hampton would keep his word produced, it is believed, a very salutary effect, and thereafter the fear of punishment wrought a reform which the dictates of honor and humanity had been powerless to effect. The historian of Sherman's Great March, in his illustrated narrative of that expedition, describes both with pen and pencil the manner in which with untiring zeal the soldiers hunted for concealed treasures. . . . Wherever the army halted,