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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Virginia division of Army of Northern Virginia, at their reunion on the evening of October 21, 1886. (search)
thousands of dollars; wives and mothers insulted, and husbands and fathers arrested if they dared to murmur; horses and negroes taken in large numbers; ladies robbed of all their wearing apparel except what they had on — in a word, every outrage was committed and every excess indulged in that ever was heard of, by a most savage and brutal soldiery, towards a defenceless and alarmed population. This is an everlasting disgrace, that can never be wiped from the page of history. Marginalia by Personne, army correspondent of the Charleston Courier, page 45 It should be mentioned that the officer in command, Colonel John B. Turchin, was arrested, tried, and cashiered by a court-martial, of which General Garfield was president. He was, however, immediately appointed Brigadier-General by President Lincoln. Records War of Rebellion, Vol. XVI, page 273-8. Now let us turn to the other: When the army was passing through Pennsylvania, the ladies frequently came out of their houses to sho