From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/18/1862, p. 1, c. 6

Gone Home. The Confederate Government has performed its part of the agreement contained in the cartel for the exchanged of Yankee officers, prisoners of war in our hands. The last of that class of persons held by us were started yesterday morning, between 8 and 9 o'clock, for Varina, the place of exchange, in charge of Lieut. Thos. P. Turner. The consisted of one hundred and sixty officers, many of whom have been in confinement over a year, having been captured in some of the earliest battles of the war. Among the number were Sir Percy Wyndham, Colonel 1st New Jersey cavalry; Lieut-Col. Neff, 1st Kentucky regiment; Lieut. J. F. Kent, U. S. A; Col Murphy, 9th New York; Lieut. Thomas Hamblin, 38th New York; Capt. Jenkins, Bartlett's Naval Brigade; Major Potter, New York volunteers, &c., &c. The prisoners were in high glee at starting. They went off in carriages, having raised a money purse to prevent the fatigue of walking.

 

 

 

 

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