Some text from the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. There are many, as in thousands of, noteworthy items in this giant collection.
He himself blew the brains out of one, and, as I had ordered that no more prisoners should be taken, he says their loss must have been very great.
THOMAS C. FITZ GIBBON, Major, Commanding Fourteenth Michigan Volunteers
HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
La Grange, Tennessee, October 29, 1863.
Comdg. Detachment of Ninth Illinois Cavalry:
You will proceed immediately to La Fayette, Tennessee, and, if you find the railroad bridge destroyed and cannot find the men who did it, you will promptly arrest every man and lad in that neighborhood and send them here. You will then burn down every house in that vicinity.
By order of Brigadier General Thos. W. Sweeny:
THOS. G. MORRISON,
Major, and Chief of Outposts, Second Div., 16th Army Corps.