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The Daily Dispatch: June 20, 1861., [Electronic resource], A valuable Invention. (search)
To be exchanged. --Reuben M. Parker, a member of one of the Vermont regiments stationed at Fortress Monroe, who was taken prisoner and brought to this city on Fast Day, was yesterday carried from the jail of this city to Yorktown by two Confederate soldiers, to be exchanged for one of our friends now held in duress by the pirate Butler. Parker professed himself highly satisfied with his treatment while here. He said that in the battle of Great Bethel, a large number of the soldiers of Col. Townsend's Regiment had refused to fire on the Confederate forces; that he should go home at the end of his three months enlistment, and such was the determination of nearly all the members of his Regiment. Notwithstanding this, we venture to say that when Parker gets home he will entertain his neighbors with a soul-stirring narrative of the indignities, sufferings and privations he was made to undergo while in our midst.