From the Richmond Examiner, 5/28/1864
THE WINDER LEGION, composed of prisoners in Castle Thunder,
who volunteered for the defence of Richmond, and acted with signal bravery on
several occasions, returned to the city yesterday, and were reviewed by General
Winder in front of his headquarters, addressing them some complimentary remarks.
They have solicited the President to authorize the permanency of their present
organization, under Major Vowels, their temporary commander, and there is a
possibility of the President acceding to their request, if it can be done with
justice to the commands to which they originally belonged. The President has
granted them all amnesty from trial, further imprisonment or punishment upon the
charges against them. They number about two hundred and fifty. They quartered at
the Soldier's Home last evening.
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