26 February 2016

Garretts Massacred In Georgia

From the Memoirs of General Andrew Jackson...:

Letter from Archibald Clarke to general Gaines, 26th Feb., 1817

"On the 24th inst. the house of Mr. Garrett, residing in the upper part of this county, near the boundary of Wayne county, (Georgia) was attacked, during his absence, near the middle of the day, by this party, (of Indians) consisting of about fifteen, who shot Mrs. Garrett in two places, and then despatched her by stabbing and scalping. Her two children, one about three years, and the other two months old, were also murdered, and the eldest scalped; the house was then plandered of every article of value, and set on fire."

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