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The Daily Dispatch: October 15, 1862., [Electronic resource], Heavy Confiscation. (search)
Heavy Confiscation. --The Knoxville Register says that Sam Mansfield, once a citizen of that place, afterwards a wealthy druggist in Memphis, was among the first who, under the excitement of the occasion, and perhaps under other external and internal influences, took the oath of allegiance to the Federal Government when Memphis was captured. Subsequently, Mr. Mansfield expressed his regret because of his apparent infidelity to the South, and he became a useful friend of imprisoned ConfedMr. Mansfield expressed his regret because of his apparent infidelity to the South, and he became a useful friend of imprisoned Confederate officers and soldiers, besides supplying our army with quinines and other drugs. He has been detected, imprisoned at Alton, Illinois, his drugs, valued at $100,000, have been confiscated, his real estate and negroes have been appropriated, and $75,000 in gold taken from his house. Of this last the Federal officers make no report. Gold, we suppose, belongs to the captors.