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F. W. Blessing (search for this): article 11
rops and much other property of those gentlemen Sheep pastures, pig pens and hen roosts suffered not a little. In town they robbed jewelry stoves and committed other valiant acts of like character. Seventeen regiments of this army of vandals, whose times of service had expired, have within a few days past departed for home, notwithstanding. Patterson made an imploring appeal to them to remain. They have taken off fourteen slaves from Jefferson. They have also taken off as a prisoner F. W. Blessing, a baker and confectioner, and a highly respectable citizen of Charlestown, alleging — although no doubt falsely — that he had sold them poisoned bread. The Winchester correspondent of the Petersburg Express gives some further account of the domes of the Hessians in Jefferson county: As soon as Patterson arrived in Charlestown he dispatched an Orderly for Nelson Gallagher, Esquire editor of the Free Press, and upon the arrival of Mr. G. at headquarters, the following to took
F. W. Drew (search for this): article 11
harder than the men, if they had a chance." Patterson's Thieves. The Virginian says: Patterson's army of plunderers have for the most part disappeared from the adjoining county of Jefferson. About five thousand were remaining at Harper's Ferry, two or three days ago, and may be there yet. Their object appears to be nothing more than robbery and the destruction of private property. At Charlestown they encamped on the fine farm of Colonel Baxton Davenport, James L. Ranson, F. W. Drew and Mr. Burns, and destroyed the crops and much other property of those gentlemen Sheep pastures, pig pens and hen roosts suffered not a little. In town they robbed jewelry stoves and committed other valiant acts of like character. Seventeen regiments of this army of vandals, whose times of service had expired, have within a few days past departed for home, notwithstanding. Patterson made an imploring appeal to them to remain. They have taken off fourteen slaves from Jefferson. They h
e men, if they had a chance." Patterson's Thieves. The Virginian says: Patterson's army of plunderers have for the most part disappeared from the adjoining county of Jefferson. About five thousand were remaining at Harper's Ferry, two or three days ago, and may be there yet. Their object appears to be nothing more than robbery and the destruction of private property. At Charlestown they encamped on the fine farm of Colonel Baxton Davenport, James L. Ranson, F. W. Drew and Mr. Burns, and destroyed the crops and much other property of those gentlemen Sheep pastures, pig pens and hen roosts suffered not a little. In town they robbed jewelry stoves and committed other valiant acts of like character. Seventeen regiments of this army of vandals, whose times of service had expired, have within a few days past departed for home, notwithstanding. Patterson made an imploring appeal to them to remain. They have taken off fourteen slaves from Jefferson. They have also taken
Baxton Davenport (search for this): article 11
were perfect devils, and would fight harder than the men, if they had a chance." Patterson's Thieves. The Virginian says: Patterson's army of plunderers have for the most part disappeared from the adjoining county of Jefferson. About five thousand were remaining at Harper's Ferry, two or three days ago, and may be there yet. Their object appears to be nothing more than robbery and the destruction of private property. At Charlestown they encamped on the fine farm of Colonel Baxton Davenport, James L. Ranson, F. W. Drew and Mr. Burns, and destroyed the crops and much other property of those gentlemen Sheep pastures, pig pens and hen roosts suffered not a little. In town they robbed jewelry stoves and committed other valiant acts of like character. Seventeen regiments of this army of vandals, whose times of service had expired, have within a few days past departed for home, notwithstanding. Patterson made an imploring appeal to them to remain. They have taken off fou
George North (search for this): article 11
and the eggs also, and they devoured them with as much zest as if they had been fresh made.--Not a gobble has been heard in Jefferson county these many days. All the roosters have ceased to crow and have buried their beats in the dust, and the voice that was once heard in the barn-yard is utterly dfc Can't some hen-pecked poet in Jefferson write an elegy on the lay of the last old hen ? It is a befitting subject just now in that locality. Berkeley county, Va. It is stated that this county is nearly or quite relieved of Lincoln's a vermin. A few thieving camp followers of the lowest order remain in Martinsburg, encouraged and aided in their outrages by the Lincolnites of Berkley. Several Secessionists of the county were arrested and taken off by Patterson as prisoners — amongst them Wm. D. North, Esq. who promptly refused to take an oath not to make war on Lincoln & Co. Mr. N. (a son of Gen. George North, of Revolutionary fame,) is of the wrong stock to take any such oath.
William D. North (search for this): article 11
and the eggs also, and they devoured them with as much zest as if they had been fresh made.--Not a gobble has been heard in Jefferson county these many days. All the roosters have ceased to crow and have buried their beats in the dust, and the voice that was once heard in the barn-yard is utterly dfc Can't some hen-pecked poet in Jefferson write an elegy on the lay of the last old hen ? It is a befitting subject just now in that locality. Berkeley county, Va. It is stated that this county is nearly or quite relieved of Lincoln's a vermin. A few thieving camp followers of the lowest order remain in Martinsburg, encouraged and aided in their outrages by the Lincolnites of Berkley. Several Secessionists of the county were arrested and taken off by Patterson as prisoners — amongst them Wm. D. North, Esq. who promptly refused to take an oath not to make war on Lincoln & Co. Mr. N. (a son of Gen. George North, of Revolutionary fame,) is of the wrong stock to take any such oath.
R. H. Stewart (search for this): article 11
musing ourselves at their efforts to get their wagons and their army selves over the river. The girls would occasionally give them taunting cheers, and cry out: Hurry on, my braves ! Torch Johnston is just behind you ! 'Don't stop, Yankees, for Stewart's Cavalry are now coming down street ! Sometimes they would attempt to frighten us by pointing their guns at us — and that would being a shout from us. 'Hurrah for Jeff D vis and the Southern Confederacy !' we shouted. One fellow, when he got orm of a crescent, and Gen. Beauregard would take pleasure in showing it to him — and its contents were intended expressly for gentlemen like himself' The fellow turned, and marched on without making a reply. They don't like to hear of eriea and Stewart's Cavalry. Some of these miserable fellows had no shirts — only Jackets with a border. A more ignorant, ugly, and fifty set of men I have never seen. We told them, Virginians were noted for their hospitality --but of course they did not come <
but they went into several private houses, and destroyed property amounting to several hundred dollars, and broke into a jewelry store and stole about; $500 worth of property. They ruined one old gentleman's wheat field completely, and stole eight horses from two gentlemen in the vicinity of Charlestown. Some of them were in a state of starvation, and went into houses begging for bread, starting that they had not had a morsel to eat for thirty-six hours! Turkeys will be scarce next Christmas I pity the people of Jefferson county on this account, for no daily gobbler will grace their tables. Among the enormous committed by the vandal hordes in that county, was to steal every old setting turkey off he eggs and the eggs also, and they devoured them with as much zest as if they had been fresh made.--Not a gobble has been heard in Jefferson county these many days. All the roosters have ceased to crow and have buried their beats in the dust, and the voice that was once heard in th
Beauregard (search for this): article 11
n street ! Sometimes they would attempt to frighten us by pointing their guns at us — and that would being a shout from us. 'Hurrah for Jeff D vis and the Southern Confederacy !' we shouted. One fellow, when he got opposite the breastworks on the river cliffs, screamed out: 'Is that your battery ?--and then he gave a loud laugh. I couldn't stand that — so I told him, 'No ! That was not a battery — but if he would go to Manassas Junction he would fine one in the form of a crescent, and Gen. Beauregard would take pleasure in showing it to him — and its contents were intended expressly for gentlemen like himself' The fellow turned, and marched on without making a reply. They don't like to hear of eriea and Stewart's Cavalry. Some of these miserable fellows had no shirts — only Jackets with a border. A more ignorant, ugly, and fifty set of men I have never seen. We told them, Virginians were noted for their hospitality --but of course they did not come expecting to receive any of
Virginians (search for this): article 11
tery — but if he would go to Manassas Junction he would fine one in the form of a crescent, and Gen. Beauregard would take pleasure in showing it to him — and its contents were intended expressly for gentlemen like himself' The fellow turned, and marched on without making a reply. They don't like to hear of eriea and Stewart's Cavalry. Some of these miserable fellows had no shirts — only Jackets with a border. A more ignorant, ugly, and fifty set of men I have never seen. We told them, Virginians were noted for their hospitality --but of course they did not come expecting to receive any of it.--They came in search of General Johnston and it was a pity they were disappointed in not finding him, and in receiving the warm reception he was prepared to give them. I heard that they told some persons after getting across the river, that they believed the Southern men would fight; but as for the Virginia girls, they were perfect devils, and would fight harder than the men, if they had a c<
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