From the Richmond Dispatch, 9/24/1862
Federal Prisoners. – There are now, including Pope’s officers, and
free negroes, some three hundred and sixty Federal prisoners confined at the
Libby prison. This number may be materially reduced in a few days by the sending
home of all those able to bear removal. In the last batch sent off were included
seven of the so-called citizens of Washington, or Department clerks, captured at
the last battle of Manassas, who made their appearance on that field for the
pretended purpose of attending to the wounded, but in reality to gloat over the
presumed defeat of the Confederate soldiers engaged in that memorable contest.
in the same paper:
From the Richmond Dispatch,
Arrival of Yankee Prisoners. – Five men belonging to the 1st
Maryland cavalry, (a Yankee regiment,) captured in Maryland by Gen. Lee’s
forces, on the 10th inst., were brought to Richmond on the Central
train last evening. They were lodged in the Libby prison. The train that is due
this evening will bring down from the Culpeper C. H. hospital, sixty-six
Yankees, who have been remaining there since the engagement near that place.
There are several officers in the lot, and the following Surgeons, viz: J. F.
Day, 10th Maryland regiment; E. S. Bissell, 5th Conn.; A.
M. Heller, 28th N. Y.; John B. Coover, Assistant Surgeon, 46th
Penn. They will be sent home from this point.
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