, upon his retreat from Greenbrier
, left his wounded, as well as our wounded who fell into his hands, at Hillsboro
', a town about three miles from the battle-field.
A few days after the fight, the Confederates
took both into their keeping.
They also buried the dead on the field, which Averill
had not stopped to do. There were 34 Confederate and 60 Yankee soldiers left unburied on the field.
The Staunton Spectator
gives some account of the outrages of the Yankees
they arrested Messrs. James Withrow
, Patrick Beirne
, and James N. Montgomery
, but released them before they left.
They took away a great many servants.
Among the persons who lost in this way were Col. Samuel McClung
, Col. Joel McPherson
, and Mrs. Patsy Mathews
. --They entered and robbed the stores of Messrs. Johnson E. Bell
and William H. Montgomery
They entered houses, broke open trunks, and robbed ladies of their clothes and jewelry.
They robbed Mrs. S. S. Smith
and her daughters, living half a mile cast of the town, of all the clothes they had. They burned the barn and out houses of Mr. James Calwell
living at the bridge three miles east of town, and set fire to the brick dwelling, but it was put out by Mr. Calwell
At this place they robbed Mrs. Captain Robert F. Dennis
of her furs, clothes, jewelry, &c. In what is known as the Irish Corner
, some six or seven miles from the town of Lewisburg
, they robbed a number of houses.
They had no respect of persons, and robbed those who were supposed to be Union men, as readily and thoroughly as other persons.
's forces did not stop there, but came on east, as we stated in last week's issue.
's the Chaplain
of the regiment set the example of robbery by breaking open the store of Mr. Buster
at that place.
called the attention of the Colonel
of his regiment to the fact, when the Chaplain
received the benefit not only of a reproof, but of a terrible cursing, and threat of speedy punishment in this
world, in the form of horsewhipping.