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The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1862., [Electronic resource], Amalgamation. (search)
Amalgamation. --We get the subjoined from the Vicksburg Whig, the truth of which the editor says a friend will vouch for: While the Yankee troops under Fitch were in camp on White river, near Madison, Arkansas, Col. Daniels, of the 1st Wisconsin regiment, became terribly enamored with a negro woman belonging to David Goodice, of St. Francis county. Although as black as ebony, the Colonel proposed marriage, and in a short time he led her to the hymenial altar, and there the black he
he property of Mr. Thomas, living on White river.
The Yankees had stolen all the negroes within their reach, and had them confined within their lines.
A week or two after the officers married the "adorable niggers," our forces made an attack on Fitch, and then the battle of Languille was fought, resulting in the defeat of the enemy.
During the battle Mary Goodice, the Yankee Colonel's African wife, was taken prisoner, as was also the Major and his wife; while the Chaplain and his "better hal