OUTRAGEOUS It is stated to us that while the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry were lying in the vicinity of the city, and just going home some of their number caught an old negro woman, and for a long time amused themselves by tossing her up and down in a blanket. On one of these occasions, after throwing her some feet in the air, they withdrew with the blanket, let her fall to the ground, and caused serious injury to her limbs. They then filled her eyes, nose and ears with mud, very much after the manner of charging a piece of ordnance. We understand the poor negro died from the effect s of this maltreatment — Raleigh Progress.
(Liberator. 1865, Aug 18, pg 3)