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The Daily Dispatch: January 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], Affairs in the Valley — vandalism of the Yankees, &c. (search)
y widow ladies and their families--one of them a sister-in-law of Blackford. A few days ago, some of our forces visited Winchester and arrested a Union man named Dooley, who had been acting as a detective in the Lincoln service. When arrested, he had in his possession about $3,000 in "greenbacks," which he was entrusted to use as a secret service fund. He offered $1,000 of this for his release. The next day the Yankees visited Winchester and arrested and carried off as hostages, Philip Williams and Robert Y. Conrad, Esq., the most influential citizens of the place. Along the Shenandoah river, in Jefferson and Clarke counties, a regular band of robbers has been organized, composed of deserters from our army. This band employs its time and supports itself by plundering farmers and others, and their deeds of outrage cause them to be more dreaded than the Yankees. About two weeks ago a party of this band met two ladies in a rockaway, on the turnpike near Berryville in Clark
For hire --A rough carpenter or shoemaker and warehouse hand. Also, a good cook and washer, with two children--one two, the other six years old, $100 will command her to a good home. Apply to Williams, Carrington & Barksdale, 13th and Cary streets. ja 23--3t