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The Daily Dispatch: April 1, 1864., [Electronic resource], Horrible murder of a child by the
Horrible murder of a child by the Federals The Lynchburg Republican gives the particulars of the horrible murder of a child in Rome county, Va., a few days since, by a party of Yankee soldiers. It says: A gentleman named Lee; of that county, had a little boy, only 17 months old, whom he had named "Jenkins," after the renowned cavalry leader, Gen. A. G. Jenkins A party of Yankees, quartered in the county, bearing of the child's name, visited the house of Mr. Lee, and asking to see tMr. Lee, and asking to see the child, when it was brought into their presence, deliberately shot him dead, for no other cause than its bearing the name it did. The sister of the little in nocent, a girl of fifteen or sixteen summers, discovering the intention of these worse than demons, ran in to try and save her brother's life, and in doing so came near losing her own, several musket balls passing through her dress, but fortunately not injuring her. These facts we obtain from a gentleman who knows them to be true to the
The Daily Dispatch: April 1, 1864., [Electronic resource], A Federal Summary of the strength and Probable latentions of the rebels. (search)