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The Daily Dispatch: February 3, 1864., [Electronic resource], Murders by the Federate in North Alabama. (search)
outrages lately committed by the Federal in North Alabama: Ben. Harris, of Madison county. Ala., has recently shown the effects of Yankts from a gentleman just from Marshall county. On Christmas day Ben. Harris headed a bloody gang of some twenty Yankees belonging to the 4tht and, five miles above Guntersville, tending to their horses, when Harris and his delectable party came upon them. They were all unarmed and surrendered without resistance. Harris told them they must all die, and if they wished to pray then was their time. Two of the Rodens knelt, when Harris gave the order to his party to fire. The order was promptly obeyed and all except Hardcastle were shot dead, and they supposed e was dead — though he was only shot in the arm. Next morning, Harris and his party appeared at Paint Rock, twelve miles down the river feCay and Mr. Hodge, the last named aged about eighty years. This Ben. Harris has made several raids through the section and has now become a