From the Richmond Sentinel, 3/23/1863, p. 2, c. 3
Large Arrival of
Yankee Prisoners. – The Danville
cars on Saturday morning brought down 641 Yankee prisoners, and yesterday
morning 713 more captured by General Van Dorn, at Thompson’s Station, Tennessee,
on the 5th of March. Among the number are 4 Colonels, 2 Lieutenant
Colonels, 3 Majors, 21 Captains, 24 First Lieutenants, and 19 Second Lieutenants
– a total of 73 commissioned officers. The prisoners are chiefly western men,
the States of Illinois, Michigan and Indiana having the largest number of
The following prisoners
were received on Saturday from Hunter’s Station, Va., where they were captured
on the 17th inst.: Capt. R. Schofield, 1st Vermont
Cavalry; First Lieutenant Wm. Wells, do.: Second Lieutenant P. T. C. Chesney,
do. A Yankee soldier, captured at Kelly’s Ford, was also brought in Saturday.
The number of Federal officers at present in the Libby Prison is 180.
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