Richmond Dispatch, 12/8/1862

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From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/8/1862, p. 1, c. 6

Abolition Prisoners. Fifty one Abolition prisoners, mostly belonging to the 8th Pennsylvania cavalry, including Capt. Samuel Wilson, of Comply L. of that regiment, were brought to the Libby prison Saturday night. There arrived with the above lot two deserters from the 69th New York, and one from the 5th regiment, same State. The Abolition prisoners of war were captured at Leed's Ferry, in Westmoreland county, Dec. 2d, while on picket duty. They say they were surprised by our men, and surrendered without any resistance. Yesterday 21 Abolitionists, heretofore captured and in confinement at Atlanta, Ga, were brought to Richmond to be paroled and sent North.

 

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