Rape, arson, and theft seem to be the constant attendants of an army professing to fight for the Union.
A recital of the horrible murders that mark its bloody attack, one might suppose, would appall the doomed of Hades.
Mrs. Fitzhugh, of Ravensworth — mother of the late Andrew Fitzhugh, of the Navy-a lady of distinguished position, and one singularly embodying the graces and virtues of her sex, was brutally murdered in front of her house.
Ravensworth, the family-seat of the Fitzhughs, yoRavensworth, the family-seat of the Fitzhughs, you know, is one of the oldest estates in Virginia; it has been in the, family since the reign of Charles the Second, from whom it was received as a grant, and has ever been noted as a place where a profuse hospitality was dispensed by as gentle and refined a people as live.
The old lady, who was over eighty years of age, infirm and blind, leaning on the arm of her maid, was taking a little exercise in front of her mansion, when the girl suddenly cried out, 0 mistress there come the Yankees!