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The Daily Dispatch: August 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], The last murder by
The last murder by Hunter. The murder of David S. Creigh, of Greenbrier county, Virginia, by the order of Major-General Hunter, United States Army, has been noticed.--The Central Presbyterian gMajor-General Hunter, United States Army, has been noticed.--The Central Presbyterian gives us the particulars of this cold-blooded deed. Mr. Creigh was a very prominent citizen of Greenbrier county, and an elder in the Presbyterian church. While Crook's command was near Lewisburg las
distance of one hundred miles, and where the forces under Averill were joined by the army under Hunter.
He wrote a short letter to his wife, in which he speaks of his entire ignorance of his destina is end. The few facts known concerning his murder we now proceed to relate:
The army of General Hunter left Staunton on Friday, June the 10th, proceeding up the Valley towards Lexington by variou he grave-yard of New Providence church.
The Presbyterian, in an editorial, adds:
When Hunter's army in their flight from avenging justice were passing like vast packs of famished wolves thr
To be held as Hostages. --While Hunter's Federal forces were hovering around Lynchburg, several weeks since, they captured a batch of ten Confederates, who were afterwards placed in special confinement, to be treated as bushwhackers and guerrillas. This necessitated the selection of an equal number of their men to be dealt with in a similar manner, whereupon the following prisoners, captured by General Early from Hunter's army, have been picked out for that purpose and sent to this city for imprisonment: Sergeant F. C. Rhodes, Twentieth Pennsylvania cavalry; James Palmer, company G, Second Pennsylvania cavalry; William H. Salisbury, company L, First
ne Hundred and Sixteenth Ohio.
These men were very insolent while waiting for their names to be recorded at the office of the Assistant Provost Marshal, and tauntingly claimed for "Hunter's boys," as they styled themselves, that degree of bravery and stubbornness of spirit which would yet make our authorities quail before them.
The Daily Dispatch: August 10, 1864., [Electronic resource], Amusing scene. (search)
Recapture of Confederate deserters. --During the recent raid of Hunter's forces in the Valley, the following deserters from our army were recaptured in their ranks: D. Ratcliffe, member of company H, Twenty-sixth Virginia battalion; Sherrard Atkins, of company H, Twenty-third Virginia battalion, and J. T. Gunride, of company H, Seventeenth Virginia cavalry. They were committed to Castle Thunder to be tried by court-martial.