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The Daily Dispatch: may 20, 1862., [Electronic resource], War Matters (search)
Benjamin Laughridge, a militia Colonel of Murrey county. Ga., has been fined $500 for running a whiskey still, in violation of the proclamation of Governor Brown. On the 28th ult. two officers and three men of the Federal fleet were killed at Baton Rouge, La., by our men. The enemy shelled the city without killing any one.
The Daily Dispatch: June 9, 1862., [Electronic resource],
Bates House (search)
Bates House --When the Federals attempted to land troops at Baton Rouge, La., a week or two since, one hundred mounted men on shore attached their furiously, killing and wounding nearly all of them. The gunboats then commenced shelling the town, and had not cussed at last accounts.
The Daily Dispatch: June 24, 1862., [Electronic resource], Unclaimed goods. (search)
The Yankees in Louisiana. --Not long since, a party of Federal officers and soldiers went ten miles east of Baton Rouge, La., to the plantation of Maj. Stephen Roberts, an old veteran of 1814, to devastate his place. As the Federals entered his house he shot one of their officers. His son, Josiah Roberts, was killed in the affair. The old veteran is now a prisoner in Baton Rouge, together with another one of his sons, Washington Roberts. The Federals destroyed everything on the place but a smoke-house and barn.
The Daily Dispatch: September 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Letter from
The Daily Dispatch: September 15, 1863., [Electronic resource], A heavy Loser. (search)
A heavy Loser. --Edmund McGence, Esq., about eighty years of age, residing near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has been stripped of his immense property by the Yankees. He owned 3,200 slaves and twenty-seven cotton and sugar plantations, including a cotton factory, which was worked by 300 of his own hands. A railroad thirty-one miles long leading to his factory, had been constructed by himself, with a sufficient rolling stock.--All the negroes, except about one hundred, have been taken off by the Federals, his factory ruined, all his plantations desolated, his railroad torn up, and about 5,000 bags of cotton burnt by the orders of Mr. McGence to prevent its falling into the bands of the enemy. His loss in negroes and cotton alone is not less than $6,000,000.
The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1865., [Electronic resource],
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