> LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, September 20, 1862.
> DEPREDATIONS BY SOLDIERS. -- It is stated the Gen. McClellan has
> issued orders since his arrival in Western Maryland that [any] soldier
> detected in committing depredations of private property shall be punished
> with death. What a contrast this presents to the conduct of the rebel
> marauders under Lee and Jackson! Thirty-four mills around Frederick were
> despoiled of several thousand barrels of flour, and the farmers were
> relieved of all their forage grain and cattle, the only pay ever tendered
> being Confederate notes. In instances where Lee placed guards over property
> they afforded no protection. A correspondent of the Philadelphia Press says
> a certain Captain Gilmore obtained the horses from the guards who were
> protecting them. Complaint being made to Lee, he said that if the horses
> were found, and the case proved, Gilmore should be shot. The horses were
> not found and Gilmore continues serene. This protection to property,
> included that of stores, both of Union men and secessionists in Frederick,
> while they were closed, but if open, as was the case on the arrival of the
> rebels, the owners were compelled to part with their goods to the soldiers,
> who paid them in Confederate scrip for shoes and clothing, after exhausting
> a supply of green-backs which they had taken from wounded and dead Union
> soldiers on the late field of Bull Run.
> On the evening of Saturday, the 9th inst., an attempt was made to sack
> the Examiner newspaper office in Frederick. The office was threatened at an
> early hour in the afternoon, and one of the Editors applied to the Mayor of
> the city for protection. A guard of rebel soldiers were detailed by the
> acting provost marshal for that purpose, but at about 10 o'clock, the guard,
> with other rebels and some citizens, broke open the office and demolished
> everything on the lower floor. They then made an attempt to get up stairs
> with the view of demolishing the presses, type, &c., but the Mayor
> interceded with Gen. Lee, and a large guard proceeded to the building and
> arrested the ringleader, thereby restoring order.
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