J. Newton Terrill, memoir
in reference to July 1864
“Frederick City was filled with rebel wounded, as our boys had made every shot tell; if the first line were missed they were sure to hit one of the rear lines. Two hundred thousand dollars was demanded from the citizens, or the place would be laid in ashes; the amount was paid by the banks; the city was pillaged and the houses robbed.”
Name: J. Newton Terrill
Unit: 14th New Jersey Volunteers
Event Location: Frederick City, Frederick Co., MD
Document Origin: N/A
Terrill, J. Newton, Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, New Brunswick, N.J.: Daily Home News Press, 1884, 76.