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The Daily Dispatch: December 24, 1864., [Electronic resource], Amusements of the Yankee generals in Georgia. (search)
he had forced, to be filled with sand, as well as her jars of sweetmeats and preserves. Such was the conduct of General Kilpatrick. We can well understand what the lower officers and privates of such a General would do. At the plantation of General Cobb, in Baldwin county, where General Sherman made his headquarters for thirty-six hours, everything was destroyed by his order, and his soldiers robbed the negroes of their shoes, blankets, clothing, knives and forks, and cooking utensils. Negroeir hands upon. As none of his negroes could be induced to go off with them, they stole a boy about twelve years old and carried him off, in spite of the tears and entreaties of the child and his mother. A widow lady, whose plantation joined General Cobb's, was found guilty of being the nearest neighbor of this notorious rebel, and she was made to suffer for it.--Though a defenceless widow, advanced in years and confined to her house by sickness, she was robbed of all that Yankee rapacity coul