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Stafford (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 6
The Brutality of the enemy while in Stafford — murder of a man and his mother. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Stafford Co., Va., July 6, 1863. During the last invasion of Stafford county, Va., by the vandal hordes of Burnside and Hooker, some of the deepest tragedies were enacted, which our Southern papers ought to hold up before the eyes of indignant humanity in their most glaring colors. Time and space will not allow me to mention all; but one or two instances I will noStafford county, Va., by the vandal hordes of Burnside and Hooker, some of the deepest tragedies were enacted, which our Southern papers ought to hold up before the eyes of indignant humanity in their most glaring colors. Time and space will not allow me to mention all; but one or two instances I will notice to show what the poor, suffering people have had to endure. Some time about Christmas a poor, laboring man named Shackleford, with a large and helpless family dependent on his exertions, was working at a neighbor's, when, seeing some desperadoes pass in the direction of his home, he hurried there to protect his wife and helpless little ones. He found the villains busily engaged in searching and stealing everything valuable he owned. At first he expostulated; but they were deaf to eve
Stafford Court House (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 6
The Brutality of the enemy while in Stafford — murder of a man and his mother. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Stafford Co., Va., July 6, 1863. During the last invasion of Stafford county, Va., by the vandal hordes of Burnside and Hooker, some of the deepest tragedies were enacted, which our Southern papers ought to hold up before the eyes of indignant humanity in their most glaring colors. Time and space will not allow me to mention all; but one or two instances I will notrevenge, they buried the poor mutilated body where it fell, and driving the mother and children into the woods, that bitter winter's night, see fire to the house and burnt it to the ground. The above record is a solemn truth, and any citizen in Stafford can bear witness to it. The foul deed was perpetrated by me from Sigel's Grand Reserve Division of the Army of the Potomac, and under the superintendence of an officer. Not content with destroying the things of time, these soldiers of "the best
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): article 6
er's night, see fire to the house and burnt it to the ground. The above record is a solemn truth, and any citizen in Stafford can bear witness to it. The foul deed was perpetrated by me from Sigel's Grand Reserve Division of the Army of the Potomac, and under the superintendence of an officer. Not content with destroying the things of time, these soldiers of "the best Government in the world" make a mockery of the solemn ones of eternity. At a little country church, near Chappawamsic creek, some Pennsylvania soldiers entered, and having found a dead hag in a state of decomposition placed it in the pulpit, and putting its paws upon the sacred desk bade it preach to the Secessionists. It there no Nemesis, no avenging God, for such as these? Cannot our brave Confederate leaders, nerved by a hatred of such detestable crimes, grant protection to citizens, who, devoted to the Southern cause, are so unfortunately situated as to be in the lines of the insolent adversary? Stafford.
dren. His aged mother, who implored his life, was shot at by a ruffian, and now lies low and suffering with the enemy's ball in her breasts. Not contented with their fiendish revenge, they buried the poor mutilated body where it fell, and driving the mother and children into the woods, that bitter winter's night, see fire to the house and burnt it to the ground. The above record is a solemn truth, and any citizen in Stafford can bear witness to it. The foul deed was perpetrated by me from Sigel's Grand Reserve Division of the Army of the Potomac, and under the superintendence of an officer. Not content with destroying the things of time, these soldiers of "the best Government in the world" make a mockery of the solemn ones of eternity. At a little country church, near Chappawamsic creek, some Pennsylvania soldiers entered, and having found a dead hag in a state of decomposition placed it in the pulpit, and putting its paws upon the sacred desk bade it preach to the Secessionists.
er's night, see fire to the house and burnt it to the ground. The above record is a solemn truth, and any citizen in Stafford can bear witness to it. The foul deed was perpetrated by me from Sigel's Grand Reserve Division of the Army of the Potomac, and under the superintendence of an officer. Not content with destroying the things of time, these soldiers of "the best Government in the world" make a mockery of the solemn ones of eternity. At a little country church, near Chappawamsic creek, some Pennsylvania soldiers entered, and having found a dead hag in a state of decomposition placed it in the pulpit, and putting its paws upon the sacred desk bade it preach to the Secessionists. It there no Nemesis, no avenging God, for such as these? Cannot our brave Confederate leaders, nerved by a hatred of such detestable crimes, grant protection to citizens, who, devoted to the Southern cause, are so unfortunately situated as to be in the lines of the insolent adversary? Stafford.
The Brutality of the enemy while in Stafford — murder of a man and his mother. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Stafford Co., Va., July 6, 1863. During the last invasion of Stafford county, Va., by the vandal hordes of Burnside and Hooker, some of the deepest tragedies were enacted, which our Southern papers ought to hold up before the eyes of indignant humanity in their most glaring colors. Time and space will not allow me to mention all; but one or two instances I will notice to show what the poor, suffering people have had to endure. Some time about Christmas a poor, laboring man named Shackleford, with a large and helpless family dependent on his exertions, was working at a neighbor's, when, seeing some desperadoes pass in the direction of his home, he hurried there to protect his wife and helpless little ones. He found the villains busily engaged in searching and stealing everything valuable he owned. At first he expostulated; but they were deaf to ever
Shackleford (search for this): article 6
afford Co., Va., July 6, 1863. During the last invasion of Stafford county, Va., by the vandal hordes of Burnside and Hooker, some of the deepest tragedies were enacted, which our Southern papers ought to hold up before the eyes of indignant humanity in their most glaring colors. Time and space will not allow me to mention all; but one or two instances I will notice to show what the poor, suffering people have had to endure. Some time about Christmas a poor, laboring man named Shackleford, with a large and helpless family dependent on his exertions, was working at a neighbor's, when, seeing some desperadoes pass in the direction of his home, he hurried there to protect his wife and helpless little ones. He found the villains busily engaged in searching and stealing everything valuable he owned. At first he expostulated; but they were deaf to every remonstrance, and listening to no argument, he tried force, and, seizing an axe, ordered the wretches off, or he would strike
The Brutality of the enemy while in Stafford — murder of a man and his mother. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Stafford Co., Va., July 6, 1863. During the last invasion of Stafford county, Va., by the vandal hordes of Burnside and Hooker, some of the deepest tragedies were enacted, which our Southern papers ought to hold up before the eyes of indignant humanity in their most glaring colors. Time and space will not allow me to mention all; but one or two instances I will notice to show what the poor, suffering people have had to endure. Some time about Christmas a poor, laboring man named Shackleford, with a large and helpless family dependent on his exertions, was working at a neighbor's, when, seeing some desperadoes pass in the direction of his home, he hurried there to protect his wife and helpless little ones. He found the villains busily engaged in searching and stealing everything valuable he owned. At first he expostulated; but they were deaf to ever
r's night, see fire to the house and burnt it to the ground. The above record is a solemn truth, and any citizen in Stafford can bear witness to it. The foul deed was perpetrated by me from Sigel's Grand Reserve Division of the Army of the Potomac, and under the superintendence of an officer. Not content with destroying the things of time, these soldiers of "the best Government in the world" make a mockery of the solemn ones of eternity. At a little country church, near Chappawamsic creek, some Pennsylvania soldiers entered, and having found a dead hag in a state of decomposition placed it in the pulpit, and putting its paws upon the sacred desk bade it preach to the Secessionists. It there no Nemesis, no avenging God, for such as these? Cannot our brave Confederate leaders, nerved by a hatred of such detestable crimes, grant protection to citizens, who, devoted to the Southern cause, are so unfortunately situated as to be in the lines of the insolent adversary? Stafford.
July 6th, 1863 AD (search for this): article 6
The Brutality of the enemy while in Stafford — murder of a man and his mother. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Stafford Co., Va., July 6, 1863. During the last invasion of Stafford county, Va., by the vandal hordes of Burnside and Hooker, some of the deepest tragedies were enacted, which our Southern papers ought to hold up before the eyes of indignant humanity in their most glaring colors. Time and space will not allow me to mention all; but one or two instances I will notice to show what the poor, suffering people have had to endure. Some time about Christmas a poor, laboring man named Shackleford, with a large and helpless family dependent on his exertions, was working at a neighbor's, when, seeing some desperadoes pass in the direction of his home, he hurried there to protect his wife and helpless little ones. He found the villains busily engaged in searching and stealing everything valuable he owned. At first he expostulated; but they were deaf to ever
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