Wednesday, October 3, 2012
GOD BLESS WHEELER’S CAVALRY…
“It was sad to see wanton destruction of property, which was the work of bummers, who were marauding through the country committing every sort of outrage.
There was no restraint, except with the column for the regular foraging parties. The Country was necessarily left to take care of itself and became a howling waste.
The Coffee Coolers of the Army of the Potomac were archangels compared to our bummers, who often fell to the tender mercies of Wheeler’s Cavalry and were never heard of again, meeting a fate richly deserved. Capt. Daniel Oakley 2nd Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment