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The Daily Dispatch: July 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], The destruction of Gov. Letcher's Dwelling (search)
her 78th year, lives on the lot adjoining my own, having with her one of her grandchildren and a servant. After my property had been fired, the fiends fired her stable, located about forty feet from her house, with no other view than to burn her out also. The house caught twice, and would have been consumed but for the untiring efforts of Capt Towns who made his men carry water and extinguish the flames. This Captain behaved like a gentleman towards my own and my mother's family. Gens Averill, Crook Sullivan, and Duffee denounced the whole proceedings as an outrage, in violation of all the principles of civilized warfare, and stated that Hunter alone was responsible for these atrocities. * * * * I feel grateful to you and other kind friends in Richmond for their generous sympathy and kind tends of a home. There are no people on the earth who have been more uniformly kind than the good people of your city, and I assure you I appreciate their kindness, as does also my f