From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/12/1891
Confederates in the Libby.
To the Editor of the
Will the editor of the DISPATCH please insert in Sunday’s issue whether the
Confederate prisoners in Libby prison (captured on Lee’s retreat from Richmond
on the evacuation) were really starved in that prison, as is asserted by many
and also as I have heard it asserted by some of the prisoners themselves?
Many Confederates (Judge Ould and Major Isaac H. Carrington among them) were
confined in the Libby after the evacuation, but we do not know how they were
treated. We should like to be enlightened on the subject.
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