Grant as a Humane man.
To the Editor of the Richmond Dispatch:
It is right and proper the Army of Northern Virginia should be fully informed of the true character of the man who commands the army now confronting them, and I do not know a better way to do so than by publishing the following facts as they really occurred.
A party of thieving Van stopped at the residence of a respectable country gentleman, within twenty miles of Richmond
, and finding no person but a lady and some helpless children, they immediately set about ransacking the premises; stowed away everything portable, com their usual work of destruction, and did not stop until everything of the least value was destroyed, and then left this most estimable lady and her little children without food or raiment--Mrs.
--had no alternative but to apply to the General
in command of her enemies (her residence being within his lines) to allow her some food for her famishing children.
To her entreaties, this U (Unmitigated Scoundrel) Grant
replied, he expected ere long she would be glad to kill her children and eat them.
Men of the South
, these are the sentiments of our enemies, and when you again meet the dastard hard — strike home — with a force that make him cry peccavi.