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The Daily Dispatch: February 2, 1864., [Electronic resource], Invasion of North Georgia and Western North Carolina (search)
n, then scouring the mountains in quest of bush whackers. In their invasion and retreat, as usual, they pillaged indiscriminately, and carried off with them many negroes, horses, cattle, food and clothing But the climax of their atrocities was the capture of two Confederate soldiers at home upon furloughs, whom they delivered over to the merciless bush whackers of West North Carolina and East Tennessee, who immediately shot them. The names of these two soldiers were Young Colbert and Davidson. Our Government ought to retaliate at once by having shot three Yankee prisoners. These men were estimable citizens and Valliant soldiers. I knew them well. Since then the bushwhackers of this county, of Cherokee and Union, Ga., have murdered in the presence of his family, Lieut.-Col. W. C. Walker, of Thomas's Legion while on a visit to see the same. His son, an officer in the same Legion, Mr. Young, on Valley river, Col. Davidson's son, and several others whose names I have forgotten