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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Loyal colored man. (search)
s a shopkeeper in Vanity Fair would arrange his goods in his shop window—to catch the eye and deplete the pocket of the unwary passerby. Many a pone I did purchase, finding it an agreeable change from baker's bread. Many of the prisoners realized goodly sums of money from the Federal officers in making chessman, rings, breastpins and other articles, out of wood, pieces of bone, and mother-of-pearl. In about ten days we received an addition to our company of some more Petersburg men—among them, Mr. William B. Egerton, taken prisoner in the attack made upon our line a week after, following the affair of the 9th of June. From these prisoners we learned the full particulars of the results of the fight on the 9th of June, and how the city had been saved by Captain Graham's battery and General Dearing's cavalry reaching the heights in time to check General Kautz's advance, and how the city had been stirred up by the deaths of the patriot citizens who had fallen that day in its defe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Home again. (search)
nce. The Federal agent of exchange headed the procession without any guard. He was very humane in his bearing towards our men, and I might say here that, while we suffered many hardships incidental to prison life, there were many acts of kindness exhibited to us by both officers and men among the Federals. Very soon to our great joy, we hove in sight of the flag of truce boat at Varina, where we were met by the Richmond Ambulance Committee, headed by that pure and patriotic gentleman, Mr. Robert P. Richardson, of Richmond, whose beautiful white flowing beard, kindly and dignified bearing, will be long remembered by the many who in those times that tried men's souls came in contact with him. About a month or so afterwards those of our party captured on the 9th of June, who had been sent to Elmira, as well as those left behind at Point Lookout, with the sad exception of two or three who died while in prison, among the number Mr. Wm. B. Egerton, were happily restored to freedom.