Sufferings Endured for a Free Government: Or, A History of the Cruelties and Atrocities of the Rebellion

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The author, 1864 - Refugees - 300 pages
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Page 213 - ... civil officers in the usual manner and with their customary authority, while the same can be peaceably exercised.
Page 74 - ... most of the murders had been committed, was still discolored by the blood of our brave but unfortunate men ; and the logs and trees showed but too plainly the evidences of the atrocities perpetrated there. Many other instances of equally atrocious cruelty might be enumerated; but your Committee feel compelled to refrain from giving here more of the heart-sickening details, and refer to the statements contained in the voluminous testimony herewith submitted.
Page 293 - ... families all the way from Dalton down, and I see no reason why Atlanta should be excepted. Nor is it necessary to appeal to ' the dark history of war,' when recent and modern examples are so handy.
Page 298 - Section 1. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the President of the Confederate States...
Page 293 - I say it is a kindness to these families of Atlanta to remove them now at once from scenes that women and children should not be exposed to ; and the brave people should scorn to commit their wives and children to the rude barbarians who thus, as you say, violate the laws of war, as illustrated in the pages of its dark history.
Page 32 - In the mean time, however, the views entertained and expressed to them by the members of the court were overcome, it may be safely assumed, under the prompting of the remorseless despotism at Richmond.
Page 73 - The rebels themselves had made a pretence of burying a great many of their victims, but they had merely thrown them, without the least regard to care or decency, into the trenches and ditches about the fort, or the little hollows and ravines on the hill-side, covering them but partially with earth. Portions of heads and faces, hands and feet, were found protruding through the earth in every direction.
Page 213 - The property, real and personal, of all persons in the State of Missouri who shall take up arms against the United States, or who shall be directly proven to have taken an active part with their enemies in the field, is declared to be confiscated to the public use, and their slaves, if any they have, are hereby declared freemen.
Page 34 - He told them that though they were all wrong, he had no hostile feelings towards the Southern people, believing that not they but their leaders were responsible for the rebellion ; that he was no spy, as charged, but a soldier regularly detailed for military duty ; that he did not regret to die for his country, but only regretted the manner of his death ; and he added, for their admonition, that they would yet see the time when the old Union would be restored, and when its flag would wave over them...
Page 35 - ... and with but two small blankets, which they had saved with their clothes, to cover the whole party. So they remained until a few days since, when they were exchanged ; and thus, at the end of eleven months, terminated their pitiless persecutions in the prisons of the South — persecutions begun and continued amid indignities and sufferings on their part, and atrocities on the part of their traitorous foes, which illustrate far more faithfully than any human language could express it, the demoniac...

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