Richmond Dispatch, 12/29/1862

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From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/29/1862, p. 1, c. 4

Arrival of State Prisoners. – Yesterday morning at 2 o'clock the Danville train brought down one hundred and eighteen prisoners, captured by Gen. Floyd's command, in a recent raid through several counties in Western Virginia and Kentucky.—Among them were four commissioned officers: Capt. Gramm, a Pennsylvanian; and Lieut. Wade, a citizen of Putnam county, Va., both of the U. S. Regulars; and Captain Dameron and Lieut. Dameron, citizens of Wayne county, Va., and belonging to a band of organized bushwhackers. The majority of the prisoners are from Logan, Wayne, Putnam, and Kanawha Va., and the rest from the counties of Pike, Johnston and Lawrence. The greater number are soldiers, belonging to the 29th Kentucky and the 5th Virginia Union regiments.—Five among them are deserters from the Confederate service. They were under the charge of Capt. Oliver, of Floyd's command, and 43 men. On their arrival they were met by a detachment of the Public Guard, and marched to the Virginia armory building, where prison quarters had been prepared for them and where they will remain subject to the orders of the Governor of Virginia. It is understood that the principal among them will be removed to the Penitentiary and placed in solitary confinement, as, hostages for Col. Zarvona, who now languishes in Fort McHenry.


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