Sufferings endured for a free government; or, A history of the cruelties and atrocities of the Rebellion
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Page 66 - If you surrender, you shall be treated as prisoners of war ; but if I have to storm your works, you may expect no quarter.
Page 284 - Now, therefore, I, JEFFERSON DAVIS, President of the Confederate States of America, do issue this my Proclamation...
Page 295 - ... 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 295 - 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 300 - Section 1. The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That the President of the Confederate States...
Page 74 - ... 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. Those statements were obtained by them from eye-witnesses and sufferers. Many of them, as they were examined by your Committee, were lying upon beds of pain and suffering, some so feeble that their lips could with...
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 hillside, covering them but partially with earth.
Page 281 - Constitution" (33,872) thirty-three thousand eight hundred and seventy-two, being a majority of (64,256) sixty-four thousand two hundred and fifty-six for the new Constitution. Now, therefore, I, DWC Senter, Governor of the State of Tennessee, by virtue of the power and authority in me vested, do hereby declare and proclaim that the new Constitution, as submitted to the people, was ratified by them at the...
Page 33 - Thirtythird Ohio Volunteers, who was too ill to walk. He was, however, pinioned like the rest, and in this condition was dragged from the floor on which he was lying to the scaffold. In an hour or more the cavalry escort, which had accompanied them, was seen returning with the cart, but the cart was empty — the tragedy had been consummated! On that evening and the following morning the prisoners learned from...