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The Daily Dispatch: September 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Atrocitties of the Neapolitan brigands. (search)
priest and a good Liberal) his brother, the syndic of the village Signor Antonia Capra, and having brought them out naked on the public square, they exposed them to the derision and insults of the vilest of the populace, who made common cause with the brigands, and after this spectacle had lasted several hours, murdered them with their bayonets. They then took the wife of the sync and subjected her to the most horrid cruelties, and left her nearly dead. Having learned that a certain Giuseppe Cavarano, a respectable man, was trying to escape in order to alarm the neighboring villages, they arrested him, and having dressed him up as a woman, in the middle of the public square they set fire to his dress and burnt him alive. Hearing of the approach of a detachment of troops from Barano, and of National Guards from the neighboring village, they betook themselves to a precipitate retreat. After hearing of such cannibal atrocities, how is it possible to show generosity to these wretches