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n the long line of limping and disabled Lincolnites wended their way to the Petersburg depot. Among the prisoners sent away was Mrs. R. Frazier, the Yankee woman captured at the White House, and who asserted that she went there to wait on Gen. Sumner and several of her personal friends, alleged to have been sick in that locality. Her colloquial power was most extensive. After being brought to Richmond and inserted in Castle Godwin, the officers in charge respectfully asked to be relieved about "experiences" in Dixie from this strong-minded disciple of Greeley. Prior to her departure she had the candor to acknowledge that she did not believe the South could ever be subjugated — a remark she said she had made to the Abolition General Sumner, which he answered by a look of incredulity. Mrs. Frazier was taken from her room over the Assistant P. M.'s office at an early hour yesterday morning, and conveyed in a hack to the Military Prison. Arriving there, she was requested to alig
The Daily Dispatch: August 4, 1862., [Electronic resource], Yankee outrages in Nansemond and Isle of Wight. (search)
olland, J. Y. Council, M. Norfleet, Joseph Y. Council, Charles Sumner, and David P. Wright. The two latter were placed in iff under a file of Dutch Yankees from Pennsylvania. Mr. Sumner is charged with the murder of a notorious free negro, nair owners. A few days since, upon going into his field, Mr. Sumner discovered several of his slaves in conversation with Sahatever.--Sawyer replied that he had not spoken to them--Mr. Sumner insisted that he had, and told him that he had seen him e drawing a huge Bowie knife, and advancing towards him. Mr. Sumner immediately seized a fence rail, and commenced backing, d his knife in a most threatening manner. With the rail Mr. Sumner succeeded in keeping the villain back until a corner of apon, which Sawyer no sooner saw than he started to run. Mr. Sumner fired, the load taking effect in the negro's back, and l to pieces. The negro died next day in great agony, and Mr. Sumner's arrest was effected a few hours subsequently. Fro