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The Daily Dispatch: June 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], Outrageous Barbarity (search)
Outrageous Barbarity --The New York Times gives the following account of one of the barbarities of the Federal army on the Peninsula: The public has already been made familiar with the fact that previous to leaving Yorktown the rebels planted torpedoes and other explosive articles in the tents, paths, &c., which our officers would be most likely to frequent. Several lives of Union men were lost in this way. It was stated, in an made by a rebel prisoner named Grover, that these murderous weapons were prepared and distributed under the immediate personal supervision of Brig.-Gen. Rains, of Georgia, who took great interest in the manufacture and in designating the spots where they were to be planted. When this plot for assassination had been discovered, it was naturally supposed that the rebel magazines had also been prepared for an explosion upon being opened by Union men; and it was therefore determined that they should be opened, and the torpedoes taken up wherever f