Captures of the Maine liquor Law man
--Gen Neil Dow
, who was wounded at Port Hudson
, was captured by our scouts at a private house near Clinton, La.
, on the 2d inst. He was started "on to Richmond
" and arrived here Saturday and was committed to Libby prison.
The following is an item in the gentleman's career worth mentioning at this time:
When Gen. Brugg
, evacuated Pensacola
be burnt the miles and lumber belonging to Thomas Murray
& Co. The Yankees
afterwards took possession of the place and held the proprietors of the mill responsible for what Bragg
had done, and Mr. Bachelor
, one of the from, was seized and confined in Fort Pickens
, and was only released a short time since.
Gen. Neil Dow
took possession of his place, and his wife and children were compelled to remove fifty miles and seek protection on her negro plantation.
In the meantime, Gen Neil Dow store her piano and parlor furniture and sent them to his wife.
When the articles were demanded and the matter was investigated, Gen. Dow
confessed to the theft, but the articles were never returned nor paid for. These are facts.
From the following paragraph in the Atlanta (Ga.) Constitutional at
we should judge that Neil
is "playing" for an exchange:
Brig. Gen. Neil Dow
, of the Maine Law
firm, recently captured in Mississippi
, passed through this city last night on his way to Richmond
He expressed himself to one of our citizens who traveled with him on the cars as having entered the army to deliver the Union
people of the South
from the despotism of Secession; but he was satisfied that there are few Union people in the South
and goes home (when he does go) utterly opposed to a war of coercion.
He said he was aware of the outrages committed by Federal troops, but they were contrary to the wishes and orders of the officers; but the army being composed chiefly of the scum of the North
--the refuse population of Europe
and the United States
, they would plunder and rob in spite of their officers.