Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Rebel Atrocity – Eight Union Men Starved To Death

A Fort Donelson correspondent states that the bodies of several Union men, on which could be found no wounds were discovered in Dover jail.  It was supposed that they were either starved or poisoned, but all the rebels said they knew nothing about them.  The Terre Haute Express, without apparently having heard the above particulars, states that one of the prisoners who passed through that place on Saturday, said that last summer, eight Union men had been taken and [confined at Dover, Tennessee, and literally starved to death!  This atrocity deserves a thorough investigation.]

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, March 1, 1862, p. 3.  This article, located at the bottom of the page was cut off during microfilming and/or digitization.  The text in the brackets come “The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events,” edited by Frank Moore, volume 4, p. 46

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