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One of the Reserves killed. (search)
The murder of David Creigh. The fate of the late Mr. David Creigh, who was executed, by the orders of General Hunter, near Brownsburg, is one of the darkest and most horrible of the tragedies of this war. The more we reflect upon it the more does it assume the plain, unmistakable features of a cold-blooded, deliberate, demoniac murder, for which, if justice has not left the earth, the perpetrators will yet be visited with the retribution such a crime deserves. Mr. Creigh was an old man, th
ant under such circumstances?
There was strength enough left in his aged arm to slay the ruffian who was seeking the disgrace of his family and his own blood.
A year elapsed before the fact became known to the Federal generals, and, on the late Hunter raid, they seized David Creigh for this defence of his children and himself, dragged him from his beloved home and, at a distance of a hundred miles from that home, hung him to a tree like a dog. The old man died, as he had lived, showing no fear