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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
nk, to be confined in cells used for convicted felons, and to be treated as such so long as the National Government so treated a like number of prisoners of war captured by them at sea. This order was read by General Winder, in the presence of seventy-five captive officers, in the old Tobacco Warehouse, in Richmond, on the 10th of November. He had six slips of paper, each containing the name of one of the six colohels of the National Army then held as prisoners. These were handed to Colonel W. R. Lee, of the 20th Massachusetts Regiment, recently captured at Ball's Bluff, who was directed to place them in a deep tin case provided for the purpose, when Mr. Ely was directed to draw one out, the officer whose name it should bear to be held as hostage for William Smith, convicted of piracy. The lot fell upon Colonel Corcoran, then a prisoner in Castle Pinckney, in Charleston harbor. The names of the other thirteen hostages were drawn in the same way. They were: Colonels Lee, Wilcox, C
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
n the morning, and halted within a mile of the little band under Colonel Lee. While tarrying in an open field of about eight acres, he receimplished, and they took a position about half a mile in front of Colonel Lee. In the mean time Colonel Baker had been pressing forward fro. His California regiment had already crossed and joined Devens and Lee. A rifled 6-pounder of Bunting's Rhode Island Battery, under Lieutenfteenth Massachusetts, Colonel Devens, 653 and of the Twentieth, Colonel Lee, 318--total, 1,901. These were immediately formed in battle orde and took it across. The immediate command now devolved upon Colonel Lee, but Cogswell, his superior, soon took the control of affairs. fourth of the whole of Cogswell's command, including himself and Colonel Lee, were made prisoners, and marched off to Leesburg, whilst Coloneh U. S. Infantry), of the Forty-second New York Volunteers, and W. Raymond Lee, of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteers. The major was P. J