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The Daily Dispatch: November 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The following is a list of the free negroes, convicts and transports, who made their escape from the fortifications near Manchester on Saturday night, the 26th October, 1861.--viz: Ned Lee, sentenced by Court of city of Richmond, for life, on 21st April, 1858, upon his third offence, was born in Richmond city; 1, 5 feet 10½ inches high; is 32 or 33 years old; color black; hair and eyes black; a small scar on right wrist; marked with small-pox in the face; very thick lips, which stand open and show the front, teeth; the left side of the mouth a little higher than the right, and when at ease the head inclines a little to the left; a little hump-backed; his feet 11½ inches long each. James Henry Stevens, sentenced by the Court of Fredericksburg three years for grand larceny, and received January 11th, 1856; being second offence, five years in addition put on him April 21st, 1858. He was born in Spotsylvania; is 33 years old; 5 feet, 5¼ inches high; black color; hair and
Gorman's brigade, 7th Michigan, two troops of the Van Allen cavalry, and the Putnam Rangers, while four companies of the 16th Massachusetts volunteers were sent to Harrison's island, under Col. Devens, who then had one company on the island, and Col. Lee, with a battalion of the Massachusetts 20th, a section of the Rhode Island battery, and Tammany regiment, was sent to Conrad's Ferry. A section of Bunting's New York battery and Rickett's battery were already on duty respectively at Edward's ann's island by daybreak. Two mounted howitzers in charge of Lieut. French, of Rickett's battery, were ordered to the tow-path opposite Harrison's island. Col. Devens, in pursuance of his orders, crossed and proceeded to the point indicated, Col. Lee remaining on the bluff with 100 men to cover his return. To distract attention from Col. Devens's movements, and to make a reconnaissance in the direction of Leesburg from Edwards's Ferry, I directed Gen. Gorman to throw across the river, at th