Proposition to hang the Dutch soldiers.
.--Of late, in all battles and in all recent incursions made by Federal cavalry, we have found the great mass of Northern soldiers to consist of Dutchmen.
The plundering thieves captured by Forrest
, who stole half the jewelry and watches in a dozen counties of Alabama
, were immaculate Dutchmen.
The national odor of Dutchmen, as distinctive of the race as that which, constantly ascending to heaven, has distended the nostrils of the negro, is as unmistakable as that peculiar to a pole-cat, an old pipe, or a lager-bier saloon.
Crimes, thefts, and insults to the women of the South
invariably mark the course of these stinking bodies of animated sour-krout
himself is an unmixed Dutchman — an accursed race which has overrun the vast districts of the country of the North-West
It happens that we entertain a greater degree of respect for an Ethiopian in the ranks of the Northern
armiesthan for an odoriferous Dutchman, who can have no possible interest in this revolution. . . .
Why not hang every Dutchman captured?
We will hereafter hang, or shoot, or imprison for life all white men taken in command of negroes, and enslave the negroes themselves.
This is not too harsh.
No human being will assert the contrary.
Why, then, should we not hang a Dutchman, who deserves infinitely less of our sympathy than Sambo?
The live masses of beer, krout, tobacco, and rotten cheese, which, on two legs and four, on foot and mounted, go prowling through the South
, should be used to manure the sandy plains and barren hill-sides of Alabama
, and Georgia
. . . . Whenever a Dutch regiment adorns the limbs of a Southern forest, daring cavalry raids into the South
shall cease. . . . President Davis
need not be specially consulted, and if an accident of this sort should occur to a plundering band like that captured by Forrest
, we are not inclined to believe that our President
would be greatly disgruntled.--Knexville Register