From the Richmond Enquirer, 8/12/1862
ARRIVAL OF PRISONERS FROM GORDONSVILLE. - The prisoners
taken at the battle of Southwestern Mountain twenty miles North-east of
Gordonsville, by General Jackson, on Saturday last, three hundred and three in
number, reached the city at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. They were simply under
guard of a competent force, no unusual means having been resorted to for the
purpose of keeping them secure. They were perfectly docile. General H. Prince
was permitted to take up his lodgings in the Exchange Hotel, and the remaining
officers were locked up with the men in the Libby prison. The following is a
list of the officers who arrived:
Brigadier General H Prince, USA.
Col Geo. D Chapman, 5th Conn.
Maj E W Cooke, 28th N Y.
[the remaining list of officer-prisoners, totaling 28, was not transcribed]
NOT PRISONERS OF WAR. - The officers who arrived on
yesterday, from Gordonsville, twenty-eight in number, and who were captured by
Gen. Jackson on Saturday, will not be considered prisoners of war, so long as
the recent and uncivilized orders of Gen. Pope remain unrepealed. They have all,
Gen. Prince included, been placed in the Libby prison, and will in a few days be
separately confined, to be treated, and finally punished as felons, should the
brute Government of the North persist in claiming the right to murder and
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