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The Daily Dispatch: February 3, 1864., [Electronic resource], Murders by the Federate in North Alabama. (search)
twenty Yankees belonging to the 4th Ohio cavalry and came down into Madison county where he knew all the people and showed how much like a fiend a traitor may become. Benj. Roden, Porter Roden, also James Roden and his son, Theophilus R. and Wm. Hardcastle, were all on Buck 1st and, five miles above Guntersville, tending to their horses, when Harris and his delectable party came upon them. They were all unarmed and surrendered without resistance. Harris told them they must all die, and if they wished to pray then was their time. Two of the Rodens knelt, when Harris gave the order to his party to fire. The order was promptly obeyed and all except Hardcastle were shot dead, and they supposed he was dead — though he was only shot in the arm. Next morning, Harris and his party appeared at Paint Rock, twelve miles down the river from Buck Island. Here they took Mat. V. Rich from his horse, carried him to a creek about a mile distant, where they murdered him and threw his body int