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was sent with numerous other prisoners by way of Savannah, Augusta, Columbia, Raleigh, Petersburg, and Richmond, for exchangees A. Gray, were sent by direction of General Thomas to Augusta, Ga., to endeavor to destroy the great bridge over the Savan to each other. The destruction of the railroad bridge at Augusta would materially derange their communications, and once deerous rapids, and thence entered the Savannah, which above Augusta is a very rapid and rocky stream. They reached Hamburg, opposite Augusta, on the 3d of June, 1864, and concealed themselves where they could overlook both cities; but to their surpri would kill them. They now set out on their return toward Augusta, or rather toward Edgefield, S. C., and stopped at the houjail, subject to the orders of the military authorities at Augusta. Here, they were examined very closely, and questioned cas entangling them. On the 9th of June, they were taken to Augusta. Here, they were confined on the smallest possible allowa
nd to enter its service. As was to be expected, these men proved the most serviceable and fearless of the Union scouts and spies. Their familiarity with the country was of great service to them, and the remembrance of the wrongs they had endured fired them with an energy and zeal, and a desire to punish the foe, which rendered them invaluable. Among the men of this class who have rendered most efficient service to the national cause, was a young Georgian, born of Scotch parents, near Augusta, Georgia, in the year 1832. His real name was concealed, in consequence of the peril which would have accrued to his relatives, had it been known; but he was known to some extent in the Union army as John Morford. A blacksmith by trade, he early engaged in railroad work, and at the opening of the war was master mechanic upon one of the Southern railroads. He was a decided Union man, and made no secret of his opinions, and was in consequence discharged from his situation, and not allowed empl