June 22, 1861
learn that one of Lincoln’s cut-throats went into the house of a poor man,
residing not far from Hampton Roads, a few days since, and finding no one in
the house except a pretty girl of 15 or 16 years, and her little brother 9 or
10 years, commenced taking improper liberties with the young lady—observing
which, the little fellow seized a shotgun, and placing it near the skull of the
Yankee scoundrel, blew off a greater portion of his head.
by Sharon Strout]