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The Daily Dispatch: August 6, 1864., [Electronic resource], Prisoners of War. (search)
General Averill. Until Hunter visited the mountains of Virginia the people there thought Averill was an unfeeling man — that he was desAverill was an unfeeling man — that he was destructive as well as acquisitive. He certainly knew how to appropriate provisions and horses. With reference to the latter, he was wholesale
way, and went a little out of his way for what did not.--In short, Averill was a terror to the mountains.
The rumor that he was "making of a and their stock, became their study night and day. They did think Averill was a troublesome, a very wicked, fellow!
But Hunter, at last, is sent amongst them; and, by contrast with him, Averill, who had been such a horror to them, becomes an amiable and kind being.
They fled to to shield them from the destruction of the Genius of Desolation.
Averill, indeed, has some good parts.--He could not look upon the crueltie n and christian by comparison.
And even Hunter, who has converted Averill into a very good, kind man, may, in turn, be left in the shade by