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Gen. Sickles is prominent in the commission of the outrages which are daily inflicted upon unhappy Maryland. Nothing less was to be expected. It was precisely for that purpose that the brigade was organized, that Sickles assisted in its organization, that New York gave him her blessing, that the Government accepted him and his followers. "Booty and Beauty" were the watchwords deliberately adopted, and "booty and beauty" are thus far the order of the day. What else than such scenes of horror as are transpiring in Maryland could be expected of such a brigade and such a General? In no civilized society of Christendom could such a fellow as Sickles be recognized by gentlemen, and in no army on the face of the earth, except that of the United States, would he be permitted to hold a commission. His soul is stained with damning connivance at the dishonor of his own hearthstone, and his hands red with the blood of murder. We hope and believe that he will soon expiate, as far as his worthless life can expiate, a career of unexampled degradation and crime.
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