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The Daily Dispatch: May 17, 1864., [Electronic resource], The raiders that came to
A Munchausen. A story published by us yesterday, from a Yankee newspaper, represented that "the executive officer of the Jones," a Yankee boat blown up by one of our torpedoes in James river, gave on the occasion the rarest evidence of coolness and skill on record. His vessel, he on board, was "crushed like a piece of paper," and as he ascended to the upper air, on a piece of the wreck, he drew a revolver and shot dead the man who had exploded the torpedo! Said man was standing on the bank of the river, and the narrator of the wonderful feat calls him a "wretch," and says his name was Burton. --He adds that "the incident is vouched for." Oh, of course. It would be astonishing that any man should doubt such a reasonable Yankee story. But the "wretch, " Burton, who we believe was killed by some executive Yankee, deserves to be remembered by his countrymen, and a monument should be raised to his memory. Who is he?
The Daily Dispatch: September 10, 1864., [Electronic resource],
Two hundred Dollars reward. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: September 13, 1864., [Electronic resource],
Five hundred dollars reward. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: November 15, 1864., [Electronic resource],
Castle Thunder items. (search)
Castle Thunder items. --In addition to a large number of Yankee deserters, the following parties were committed to Castle Thunder yesterday: C. Warden, member of company G, Tenth New York cavalry, a paroled Yankee, but charged with violating the same and being guilty of arson. The accused was sent here from Waynesboro', Augusta county, Virginia, in the neighborhood of which place he was arrested for visiting citizens houses and demanding certain articles from them under the threat of bringing Yankee "swamp guerrillas" there and burning down their property; said threats having being carried out in one or two instances. B. D. Tillett, a "buffalo" citizen of North Carolina, in the employ of the Yankee Government.--Tillett is charged with being the keeper of the light-house in Croaton sound, North Carolina, and instructing the Yankees where to find residents of that State who are loyal to the Confederate cause.
The Daily Dispatch: January 27, 1865., [Electronic resource], From