previous next


Gen. Sickles.

--It appears that the brigade of 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.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (2)
United States (United States) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Sickles (4)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: