Atrocities of the Federal
--A correspondent of the Chicago Times
, writing from Memphis
gives the following account of the cold blooded and unprovoked murder of a Mr. C. W. Alexander
But to satisfy you that I am not fabricating or imposing upon your readers, let me narrate in a few words three occurrences which have taken place within the last week in this city.
A boat of witnesses stand ready to corroborate what I shall say. The first case was that of a gentleman by the name of C W Alexander
He was going to his residence in the suburbs of the city when a cavalry soldier rode up to him. The first word attered came from the soldier. "You are a deserter," he said. "You are mistaken" replied Mr. A, "I am a citizen of this place and if you will but step with me to the top of the bill.
I will satisfy you by the pickets there who know me well, that I live here for they see me every day" "Well, you are a damned Secessionist then" said the soldier "That his question I do not propose to discuss here" was the reply; and Mr. Alexander
being ordered to so stead, started.
He had gone but a few steps, when the soldier drew a pistol and shot him in the back the ball passing entirely through the body.
He sack down immediately was soon taken to by friends and carried home, where he lingered about three days before he died.
Scarcely two weeks elapse ere the brother of the deceased is assassinated by one of Lincoln
The Jackson Appeal
, of the 17th, has the following:
The Memphis Argas
has information that Mr.
J M Alexander
, formerly of the firm of Porter
, was killed at Fution, Tenn, a few days ago, by a soldier.
No particulars of the affair have reached Memphis
was a brother of Mr.
O W Alexander
, who was shot in the Northern
portion of the city a few weeks ago.
The correspondent of the Chicago Times
after narrating the first murder, continues:
Somewhere about the same time, some soldiers acted a boy, who was observing them.
One of them, drawing his revolver, remarked that he believed he could hit the boy, and, suiting the action to the word, fired, shooting him through the lip. It is thought the wound will terminate morally.