“He was a Rebel soldier-a young feller-and not very large. I was skeered, but he was mo’ skeered than I was-certainly he was; and I said, ‘you dirty houn’ you, I have a notion to take you and throw you down those steps…He didn’t say anything. He left. I rekon I was too big for him.” Hilary Watson a slave on John Otto’s farm recounts his return to the house to find a Confederate looter. From Guide to the Antietam Farmsteads by Kevin A. Walker. Sharpsburg: WMIA, 2010, page 103.