A New way of Administering the oath of Allegiance to Yankee prisoners.
correspondent of the Savannah Republican
is responsible for the following:
drove from home and destroyed all the property of a man named Cobb
, in Missouri
--Driven by his necessities and a desire for revenge, he has organized a band of partisans that prey on the Yankees
He has been quite successful, but none of his prisoners trouble him. Cobb
says they take the oath and he turns them loose.
One of his men reports that no man who ever took "Cobb
's oath" violated it. It is considered very binding, especially about the neck.
says he would like to administer his oath to General Scott