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The Daily Dispatch: December 24, 1864., [Electronic resource], Amusements of the Yankee generals in Georgia. (search)
rank were as guilty of as many acts of infamy as the scum comprising their commands: "In the county of Burke, General Kilpatrick stopped at the house of an estimable lady and demanded a dinner for himself and others. When the dinner was ready, the lady of the house was required to sit by the fireside while Kilpatrick, with three negro wenches, who were his traveling companions, took their dinners together, indulging, during the repast, in the most familiar and indecent conversation. "The day after, Kilpatrick dined at the house of another lady, of similar character; and when he had finished his dinner, turned his hireling escort loose upon the furniture and other contents of the house, destroying with their sabres the fine cutley, 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 Gene