--Outrages on Females.
--With the Army of Gen. Lee
everything is reported quiet, not even a skirmish occurring to interrupt the rest of our soldiers.
the report is renewed that the enemy are again threatening that point.
About 800 of their cavalry have appeared at McDowell
, some twenty miles west of Staunton
, and it is believed that their object is to make a raid upon the town.
A gentleman who left Winchester
on Thursday last says that a Yankee cavalry force, numbering about 150, visited the town on Monday morning last, and remained there several hours.
Their force in the Valley
is not large.
they are reported to have from 1,500 to 2,000, and at Charlestown
a small cavalry force and two regiments of infantry.
From Loudoun county we have a report that the Yankees
are behaving with greater fiendishness than has heretofore characterized their conduct elsewhere, and that they have in several instances violated the persons of some of the most respectable ladies in the county.
Three sisters, young, intelligent, and of excellent social position, have been made the victims of their lust, because a brother of theirs was a Captain in the Confederate
A short time since they attempted to outrage the person of a wife of a clergyman, who is also in our service.
She was stopping with a friend near Leesburg
, where her room was entered by a Federal officer, who locked the door behind him. Her struggles and screams attracted the attention of a negro man on the premises, who ran to the window of the room which caused the wretch to desist for an instant in the prosecution of his infernal designs.
In this interval the lady jerked his pistol from his side and fired at him, but unfortunately missed her aim, when he ran off, and with an associate mounted his horse and left, leaving his pistol behind him.