From the Richmond Sentinel,
5/9/1863, p. 2, c. 4
Arrived. – On Thursday, Capt.
Turner received at the Libby prison Gen. Hays, 5 Colonels, 9
Lieutenant-Colonels, 3 Major, 33 Captains, and 23 Lieutenants – making in all 79
Yesterday he received 1
Lieut.-Colonel, 1 Major, 5 Captain, and 68 Lieutenants, in all 75. Besides these
a Chaplain of the 57th New York regiment. These prisoners report that
Gen. Howard, who lost an arm at Fair Oaks, was killed; besides
several other General, whose names they did not give.
The Libby prison is in
good order to receive them, whitewashed and clean, and, from appearances, will
remain so, unless the prisoners carry in vermin with them.
It is reported that
there were about 6,000 Yankee prisoners at Guiney’s alone. It is thought that
more than 2,000 of them will be brought to this city; the rest, it was supposed
would be paroled and delivered at Fredericksburg.
Among the officers
brought here as prisoners, were several who were making their second trip on the
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