From the Richmond Examiner, 10/4/1861
TO BE RELEASED. – Some twenty-five or 30 of
Lincoln’s soldiers who were permanently injured in the battle of the 21st,
but who have since been cured in the General Hospital here, will be sent shortly
to Fortress Monroe, under a flag of truce, if old Wool intimates a willingness
to receive them. Some of them are minus legs, some arms. They are evidences, but
sorrowful ones to be sure, of the success of their employer’s force measures.
In accordance with the humane policy by which his actions are dictated, he may
decline to receive them.