From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/6/1862
To be Brought Here. – The 2,500 Yankees, now
encamped at the Lynchburg Fair Ground, and consisting mostly of prisoners
captured by Stonewall Jackson’s army, are expected in Richmond to-day. Col. G.
C. Gibbs, of the 42d N. C. regiment, has had charge of them for some time. The
six hundred and odd now at Salisbury, N. C., in charge of Col. Godwin, are also
expected here this week. They will be sent hence down the river. Among the
prisoners at Salisbury is Col. Wilcox, of the 1st Michigan regiment,
captured at Manassas, the first Yankee military Governor of Alexandria, Va., a
very affable and gentlemanly man; also, Lt. Hamblin, son of old Tom, the
play-actor, and the notorious Michael Corcoran, Colonel of the 69th
New York – all captured at Manassas.
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