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The Daily Dispatch: July 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Yankee Editor Condemns the Outrages committed by Lincoln troops. (search)
A Yankee Editor Condemns the Outrages committed by Lincoln troops. In the editorial correspondence of the New York Times, written from Fortress Monroe, Va., on the 4th of July, by Hon, Henry J. Raymond, its editor, a description of the Fort and the surrounding camps is given. Speaking of the village which has been abandoned to the Hessians, he says: It is a very pretty country town, with a fine hotel looking out upon the river, a good military school, three or four churches, &c. On the day after his arrival at the Fortress, Gen. Butler crossed over this bridge with one of the Massachusetts regiments, on a reconnaissance, and this seems to have completed the terror which had previously almost paralyzed the town. The people burned the bridge and fled. I procured a boat, and crossed over to the "deserted village." A stout fellow rowed us across, who said his master had gone to York town, and he was not anxious to have him return. Of the 2,000 or 2,500 inhabitants of th