JA Daugherty

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JA Daugherty - - LETTER FROM BATON ROUGE Special...
- LETTER FROM BATON ROUGE Special Coiraapaadence at tha Picayune. ; Baton Rouse. Dec 17, 1864. It is to ba regretted that outrages are on the ucreeew. Iduft night, after sundown, three jayhawkers made a dash npon tha plantation of John A. Dougherty, Esq., seized . three of his best horses, and leaving them .In charge of one of tha villains, the other two entered tha house, aad meeting Mx. .Dougherty, one of - them, - with cocked - revolver, - brought it close to tha gentleman's faoe, with a threat of vengeance, (improperly Mr. D. grasped the weapon) toe trigger was lmmeaiaieiy puuea, and tba ball hit MrJX's right tampla, Utter- Utter- ally tearing away about two and a half inches of flesh and skull, when the sooundreis made a hasty retreat, taking tha horses along with them. 1 .,.:- .,.:- . z-. z-. z-. Mr. Dougherty's plantation is situated on the river not mora than one mile north of the garrison, and a short distance from thefederal pickets in East Baton Rouge. Dr. C. A. Dean, post surgeon, was shortly on. the spot, and dressed the wound, . which was found, fortu natsty, not to be of a fatal, yet severe nature. Energetic but nnsuceesBfal means were taken bv tbc ffeaaral in command, e In West Baton Kooge, laat night, a negro aamed Bataace was deliberately mBrdered. The man was drunk and demanded the negro to saddle his mule, but not feeling that ba was a slave, refused, when the revolver was drawn, trigger' pulled, and tha.. ball . paasing' through hia heart, the negro dropped dead, at tha as SaSfttns fee, .,,. i : .v;.di ui ii A number of Confederates wars playing a high game in West Baton Rouge, near the ferry, last night ' W understand they were nnproteeted by pickets, but amused themselves by shooting at every one that passed, near. "Fun for bovsis death to frosrs." Beine-dark. Beine-dark. Beine-dark. wa do not bear of any easnalty. save a wan- wan- dertsg negro, tnat received nis quietus. -

Clipped from The Times-Picayune20 Dec 1864, TuePage 1

The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana)20 Dec 1864, TuePage 1
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