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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 4, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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lines through their aid. The officers also report the fact that some time ago, through the aid of citizens, they obtained communication with the soldiers on Belle Island, and there was to be a concerted movement to escape. The soldiers had been furnished with arms, which they had secreted. The officers at Libby were to secureretofore made of the treatment of Federal prisoners there. The rations of the officers were about the same as those of the rebel privates; but our privates on Belle Island did not fare so well. As long as the boxes sent from friends at the North were delivered, they lived as well as could be expected under the circumstances. Thers who knew something about butchering, as mule-meat, as they knew of no cattle used for food which had bones like those found in the meat. The privates on Belle Island, it is unquestioned, have eaten dogs; in fact, were obliged to do it in order to sustain life. On the boat coming up from Fortress Monroe yesterday, the off
rom Richmond yesterday morning, via Petersburg railroad, to City Point under flag of truce, where they were delivered into the hands of the Lincoln officers appointed to receive and convey them to the realms of Yankeedom. Of this number, two hundred and fifty were sent from the C. S. Military Prison, corner of 20th and Cary streets, and were composed of men more or less wounded. Three hundred and fifty men slightly wounded, or much debilitated by camp fever and other diseases, came from Belle Island. --It is said that when one of our officers went to the Island, Saturday, and announced the intention of sending home a certain number of those most prostrated by sickness, it was with great difficulty a selection could be made, as simultaneously with the announcement, over 4,000 men were taken violently ill. Finally, 350, who presented in their persons unmistakable evidence of physical suffering were chosen out of the large number of candidates. There now remain on the island about 4,10