Richmond Dispatch, 10/21/1861

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From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/21/1861

Arrival of Federal Prisoners. - The Central train last Saturday afternoon brought six prisoners, captured on the 16th of October, near Harper's Ferry, by Col. Ashby's men. Their names are Beniah Pratt, corporal company A, 28th Pennsylvania regiment; Benjamin Beetman, Adam Beetman, John Beetman, Wm. Beetman, and John Cox, citizens of Jefferson county, Va., who have made themselves notorious by facilitating the enemy's operations on the border. This lot was in custody of  small detachment, under command of Capt. A. Taylor.

The prisoners captured with the Federal steamer Fanny and in the engagement at Chickamacomico arrived on Saturday night by the Southern train, under a guard commanded by Col. John Mullin. The party is a large one, consisting of F. M. Peacock, lieutenant of the Fanny; Isaac W. Hart, lieutenant, C. H. Comley, sergeant-major, five sergeants, three corporals and fifty privates, of the 20th Indiana regiment; two corporals and nine privates of the 9th New York regiment; Wm. C. Abbott, master's mate, U. S. N., H. N. Baxter, 2d mate, and three seamen from the schooner G. W. Baker; John Hart, master, and two seamen from the schooner Orion; and two negro boys - eighty-two in all. There are now 1,189 Federal prisoners in this city, and 600 or more have been sent to Charleston and New Orleans.

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