From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/30/1861, p. 2, c. 4
– The Central train last evening brought thirty-one prisoners from
Manassas, in charge of Lieutenant Raymond Fairfax and a guard of seven men.
Twenty-six of these prisoners belonged to the 3d Pennsylvania Cavalry, and were
captured on Tuesday last near Occoquan, while on a foraging expedition. It seems
that the thieves had secured their plunder in wagons, and were making off, when
our men attacked them, killing two, wounding one, and capturing the remainder.
Among the number are two sergeants and two corporals. The other five prisoners
are, a negro belonging to Mr. Davis, of
Fairfax county; Edward Johnson, residing
near Dranesville; Wm. H. Williamson, a citizen of Fairfax county; Pat Graham, of
Maryland, and Isaac Burrus, of Virginia. There are now 1,483 Federal prisoners
in Richmond, not counting seven who were expected last night by the Petersburg
train, from North Carolina. A young man named Chandler F. Perry, of the 4th
Maine Regiment, who has been officiating as hospital steward, at the prisons,
died suddenly yesterday of heart disease. Three other deaths occurred yesterday
– John M. Lee, of the 1st Maine Regiment, and Geo. W. Cubbage and
Martin Mace, of Hardy county, Va.
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