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The Daily Dispatch: January 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], From
The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], Traitors arrested. (search)
Traitors arrested. On Saturday week eight traitors were arrested in Rockingham and Augusta counties, and committed to jail in Harrisonburg, charged with disloyalty to the Government, and with aiding and piloting deserters from our army to the Yankee lines. Their names are John Yates, of Mount Sidney, Augusta county, and Samuel Wheelbarger, George Cooper, Daniel Cooper, George W. Rumsey, John Hume, Samuel Bowman, and Rev. William Dunlop, of Rockingham county.--Subsequently two others, named William Coffman and John O'Keister, of Rockingham, were arrested on the same charges.--The evidence of their guilt is said to be very clear. All of them, with the exception of Coffman, have been brought to Richmond, and we learn will undergo examination before Commissioner Watson this morning.
The Daily Dispatch: November 5, 1863., [Electronic resource], Affairs in the
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Judge Halyburton, of the C. S. Circuit Court, was engaged a portion of yesterday in the partial hearing of the charges against John Yates, Samuel Wheelberger, George Cooper, Daniel Cooper, G. W. Ramsey, John Thume, Samuel Bowman, Wm. Coffman, John D. Kester, and Rev. Wm. Dunlop, of Rockingham county, Va., for aiding and piloting deserters from the Confederate army to the Yankee lines. At the commencement of the investigation a message was received from the Secretary of War stating that the Government claimed that the parties were subject and ought to be tried by military authority. To this the counsel for the prisoners objected, alleging that they were citizens, and were, therefore, subject only to jury trial. To enable the Government to put in an argument, the investigation was adjourned until to day. The evidence elicited showed that the prisoners had been guilty of harboring Confederate deserters, and that they had used language that showed their antagonism to the Sou