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Doc. 168.-the burning of Hampton, Va. August 7-8, 1861. Statement of Mr. James Scofield. Mr. Scofield, a native of Darien, Conn., and a resident of Hampton, Virginia, for the past five years, carrying on a general variety of business in that village, was there at the firing of the place by the rebels. At about half-past 11 o'clock on Wednesday night the rebels arrived at Hampton, and completely surrounded the place. The poor inhabitants, at least all that were left, were sound asleep,
unity to take any thing with him, and is now thrown on the world penniless, after a weary toil of eighteen years, having two motherless children to support.
He estimates his loss at about eight thousand dollars. This morning he returns to Darien, Connecticut, to join his relatives.
The general impression was prevalent that the firing of Hampton was done by order of General Butler.
Even such an opinion was expressed within our lines.
But Mr. Scofield emphatically declares that the rebel Ge