following item appeared in the Gainesville Cotton
Plant in 1864:
the 14th about
fifty deserters, commanded by yankee
a raid in Levy
county, in the neighborhood of Levyville, taking all of the negroes,
horses belonging to T. N. Clyatt, W. W. Clyatt, M. F. Clyatt, M. N.
Mrs. Clyatt and Thos. J. Allen, also four men from J. S. Turner, four
F. C. Love and a horse and buggy from John G. Jackson. They took all
horses, mules, wagons, carts and buggies that they found and even took
horse that a poor soldiers’ wife had to make support for
places they visited of bed clothes
and provisions, leaving them entirely destitute of food and clothing.
were mounted on
horses captured from the citizens
and declared their intentions to overrun the counties east of the
represented their force to be between three and four hundred.
negro man that
escaped from them reports that they
shot W. W. Clyatt after they captured him. We have not been able to
hear of the
contrary between Levyville and No. 4.
is to be hoped
that our troops will succeed in
capturing the scoundrels.”
Transcribed, Formatted and Submitted by LInda Flowers