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The Daily Dispatch: December 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Coward in Breeches and a Heroine in Petticoats. (search)
ied the flag of truce party to Paducah to release from a reign of terror two sisters and a niece of Gen. A. Sidney Johnston, C. S. A., who sought, an asylum from the worse than Veres despotism of Gen. Smith, commanding at Paducah. The following paragraph from it we extract as another of the numerous illustrations this war has afforded of the patriotic fearlessness of woman, and, on the other hand, of the craven- hearted poltroonery of some of the stronger sex: Some five miles beyond Blandville we halted at a farmer's gate, and asked the favor of a night's entertainment. It was a place well provided with everything for our accommodation, as was evident from the air of comfort and plenty that everything bore that was visible. An old gentleman answered to our call, and in explanation of his declining to accommodate us, detailed a raid of the Lincolnites, some three thousand strong, upon the town of Lovelaceville the day before, the arrest of a number of citizens, the destruction