Richmond Dispatch, 11/7/1862

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From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/7/1862, p. 1, c. 3

Yankee Deserters. Seven men, formerly belonging to the Yankee army, were brought to Richmond yesterday and lodged in the Libby prison. Two deserted from Gloucester Point and five from below the White House, at which point they met some Confederate soldiers and surrendered themselves. All of the party, the better to disguise themselves, and get away without questioning, had donned citizens clothing, which they had picked up every chance that was afforded, till their supply was sufficient to make the coveted attempt. All of the men expressed the utmost repugnance at the idea of ever being sent to the North again.

 

 

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