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The Daily Dispatch: June 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Act which brought
's career to its end. (search)
The Act which brought Butler's career to its end. The idea has more or less prevailed that Butler was removed from his command for being too free in the theft and personal appropriation of the property of the Confederate citizens of that place aButler was removed from his command for being too free in the theft and personal appropriation of the property of the Confederate citizens of that place and Louisiana. There never was a greater mistake. If the thief had given a fair share, even, of his booty to his own Government, he could have remained in the Crescent City until the Confederate army ejected him therefrom, but his Massachusetts pock
ages, (in all probability half a million of dollars,) for breaking up the business of a prosperous house; and, above all, Butler the luramous, will be called upon to fork over the cash, will be called upon to fork over the cash, which it is said he took unto himself.
The writer was in New Orleans during the whole reign of Butler, and was a spectator of many of his acts of tyranny and infamy.
He solemnly believes that this, the meanest, worst of mankind, is fully sensible of his own infamy a
The Daily Dispatch: June 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], Milrey's reign in
Milrey's reign in Winchester. The reign of Milroy in Winchester, Va., which has rivalled in brutality and robbery that of Butler in New Orleans, is now over. A letter from a lady who was sent by him within our lines, gives some idea of the little ness and cruelty of the Yankee General in Winchester, and we make some extracts from it: Gen. Milroy and his Yankee tribe still have possession, and, as you know, have had for six months. I did not leave with by husband when our army left, for it was winter, and my health not good, and I did not moving around from place to place as I should have had to do if I left home, particularly winter. But as soon as pleasant came I wanted to leave, but could not imagine how to get "over the lines" Every day our enemies were becoming harder and harder for us.--There is only one prayer in Winchester, and that is, "Oh, God, how long, how long I" breathed from hearts filled with suffering and misery. God only knows what the people of Winche
The Daily Dispatch: June 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], The
Rappahannock cavalry fight. (search)