From the Richmond Examiner, 3/14/1863

CONFEDERATE STATES PRISON ITEMS. – On Wednesday night the prisoners captured at Fairfax Court House by Captain Mosby, arrived at the Libby prison from Gordonsville, forwarded by Major Boyle. – The jewel of all was Brigadier General E. H. Stoughton, second brigade, Casey’s division, an exceedingly handsome man, and a native of Vermont. He is one of those who, at the beginning of the war, took out contracts for pulverizing the South in six months. His next companions seemed to be R. Wardena, a reputed Austrian Baron, and Captain A. Barker, company L, 5th New York cavalry. The other prisoners, thirty in number, were all cavalrymen of the 18th Pennsylvania and 1st Ohio cavalry, and George Wenstright, the telegraph operator at Fairfax.

A ludicrous instance is related of Captain Mosby’s capture of the Brigadier. He was in bed, and the Captain hurrying to his room in the dark, shook him by the shoulder with a “come, get up quick, I want you.” ‘Do you know who I am?’ growled the brigadier, thinking the intruder one of his own men; “I will have you arrested, sir.” “Did you ever hear of Mosby?” retorted that individual. “Yes, have you caught the damned rascal?” he sitting himself on an end in bed, “No, but he has got you,” was the retort in the dark. “Come along, or you are a dead man.” The Yankee Brigadier wilted, and being put astraddle a horse, was galloped into the Confederate line.

[later in the same paper]

From the Richmond Examiner, 3/14/63

DISTINGUISHED HOTEL ARRIVALS. – On the reception at the Libby prison on Wednesday evening, of the prisoners sent from Gordonsville, it was found that the list accompanying them did not tally with either their number or rank. In fact, Brigadier General Stoughton, Baron Wardena, Captain Barker, and a servant, were non set, and answered no to the call of the roll. The commandant of the prison, suspecting that Lieutenant McClellan, of General Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry, who came down in charge of the prisoners, had given the distinguished prisoners a choice of the Richmond hotels for the night, dispatched Captain Bossieux, with a file of men, to the Ballard House, where, sure enough, they were found, in bed, the distinguished prisoners occupying room No. 95, and Lieutenant McClellan No. 89, sleeping with one eye open. Captain Bossieux demanded that the prisoners at once change their quarters from the Ballard House to the Hotel de Libby, but Lieutenant McClellan would not deliver the prisoners except upon a regular order from General Winder. Captain Bossieux returned, and reporting to his superior, who is an acting Provost Marshal, that official repaired in person to the hotel, with a sufficient guard, and compelled a “change of base” on the part of the Brigadier and his friends from the Ballard to the Libby at the dead hour of midnight.

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