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The Daily Dispatch: March 23, 1863., [Electronic resource], The late Yankee raid in North Alabama. (search)
The late Yankee raid in North Alabama. Below we give our readers an account of the vandalism and savage brutality of the Yankees at the time the gunboats came up to Florence, Ala., which was announced by telegraph some days ago. The account is from the pen of the editor of the North Alabamian published at Tuscumbia. His office was destroyed by them: Tuscumbia, Ala., Feb. 18 1863. Early Sunday morning, the 22d inst., five Yankee gunboats came up Tennessee river. They did not land at Tuscumbia landing, but proceeded on up to Florence. Here two of them landed and destroyed the ferry-boat; the other three went on up to Bainbridge, at the foot of the Muscle Shoals and destroyed the ferry boat at that place. The C. S. steamer Dunber had been lying at Bainbridge for some time but had taken advantage of the high water and gone over the shoals, where the gunboats could not follow. About three o'clock the gunboats all went down the river, without making any attempt to lan