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William Rowland, a private in Capt. Fowler's Fifty-fourth Tennessee volunteers, who deserted, and was captured on the Shiloh battle-field of the sixth, in the enemy's ranks, and clothed in Union uniform, was subsequently shot in presence of all the Tennessee regiments.--Norfolk Day-Book, April 29.
The Daily Dispatch: April 24, 1862., [Electronic resource], Vanity Fair's account of the battle of Newbern. (search)
Deserter shot. --Wm. Rowland, a prisoner Capt. Fowler's 34th Tennessee volunteers he deserted and was captured on the battle field of the 6th in the enemy's and clothed in Federal uniform, was shot in the presence of all the regiments.
mate the number at 15,000 or 20,000. Arrival of more prisoners. On Saturday forenoon, a guard of Capt. Winfield's Sussex cavalry arrived with a batch of five Yankee prisoners, taken near Hood's, in Prince George county. They were immediately conducted to headquarters at the Custom-House, and from thence to Petersburg Jail, where they are now confined. They give the following as their names: Benj. Luche, 1st Excelsior, Sickle's brigade. Samuel Hammond, 69th Penn. Wm. Rowland, 71st Penn. Wm. Carlisle, 106th Penn. Samuel C. Snyder, 100th Penn. These prisoner state that in company well going 45 or 52 others, they had seized upon small boats and fled across the river. They express themselves as literally disgusted with the war, and signified their willingness to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederate Government. They state that thousands would cross the river could they find means of transportation, but the boats are not to be had. They k