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The Daily Dispatch: August 25, 1862., [Electronic resource], From the Rappahannock lines.--the pursuit of the enemy--Pope Abandoning his wounded. (search)
ess to having been thoroughly "used up" by old Stonewall. A melancholy picture of desolation and devastation is exhibited by the county of Culpeper. An unbridled license has prevailed among the Yankee soldiery, and the country is now almost a desert.--Unoffending citizens have been impoverished in a single day, their negroes all carried off, their fencing destroyed, their sheep and hogs and cattle butchered, their grain entirely consumed, their horses all stolen. A farmer, whose house Milroy made his headquarters, had a magnificent field of corn, from which he expected to realize 1,000 barrels. The Yankee General refused in insolent language, to spare his crop, and gave his hirelings a carts blanche to plunder. The result is that not five bushels can be made from the field. In some in stances colts only a year old were forcibly carried off despite the entreaties of their owners, and old hens with flocks of chickens have been killed.--Many a family has been left in a condition