From the Richmond Dispatch, 11/11/1862, p. 1, c. 5

Tobacco Captured. On Sunday the detectives of Major Griswold's office captured 26 boxes of tobacco, while en route, as it is supposed, for the enemy. The tobacco was marked "Superior pound lumps, Danville, Va., P. R., 103." The seizure was made a few miles beyond the Old Church, in Hanover county, Va. The tobacco was contained in two four-horse wagons, driven by a white man named Patrick Reardon, and a negro. The negro and teams were left at the Government yards, (Bacon's Quarter Branch,) and Reardon was lodged in Castle Thunder. In the wagons, beside the tobacco, was a large bag of cotton and a boat sail. The tobacco, by the bill of lading, appeared to be consigned to Wm. R. Polk of Westmoreland county. It is supposed that the sail was intended to be used on the boat engaged to put the tobacco across the Potomac. After the above seizure, (which was made on information received from Danville,) the detective police took in possession another lot of 26 boxes of tobacco found in Richmond, and also owned by Polk. It was carried to Major Griswold's office.

 

 

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