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The Daily Dispatch: April 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], Counterfeiting operation. (search)
Counterfeiting operation. --On Friday a counterfeit movement of rogues shoved counterfeit $20's on the "Bank of New Orleans," extensively into the New Orleans market.--By the time night came Joseph Massey and Andrew Harrington had been separately arrested in the act of "pushing the flimsies."--The thing got out, and during the evening large numbers of persons visited all the station nouses in the city and announced themselves victims of the bogus $20's. The keepers of the stores along Old Levee street were the heaviest sufferers, and it was estimated that the operators got off about $5,000 worth of their rags within an hour's time after they commenced the run on public confidence.
Deaths of Confederate prisoners. We have received from a returned prisoner a list of the deaths in company A, First battalion Alabama artillery, at Elmira, New York. The company was forty strong when it reached Elmira. It will be seen that more than half died beneath the cruelty of prison life: Sergeants E. B. Whittaker and T. J. Butts; Corporals Willis Head, J. H. Odom and L. D. Walker; musician Bain; privates B. Burkett, John Dean, Z. P. Green, J. J. Harrison, J. T. Higdon, Louis Hodgerson, J. B. Johnston, Joseph Massey, T. J. King, Jackson Parrish, David Phelps, Henry Parks, J. A. Pressley, W. B. Smith, John Smith, L. Stinson.