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The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Statement of a Confederate prisoner — a Correction. (search)
miles east of Gauley Bridge, and having raised several regiments in the Kanawha region, was well known as a "rebel" officer, and left his family, servants and farm in August to the courtesies of civilized warfare. They were nobly protected by Gen. Cox, and soon after Gen. Rosecrans (not Rosencranz) reached there after his retreat from Sewell mountain; he promised her to go under a flag of truce to our lines on her way to Richmond, and on her return home-ward, I accompanied her, intending to gn the most equitable spirit on their part, there being no malicious damage done, though low and revengeful mutterings had been often heard of from the irresponsible men. In the midst of this feeling the commissioned officers, particularly Generals Cox and Rosecrans, could not have done more to make Mrs. T.'s annoyances as light as such surroundings would allow. I saw much of Gen. R. during my stay, talked with him freely of our troubles, and I take pleasure in saying I rarely ever met
ll be governed by the action of the Government in reference to the privateers. Console dear S — as much as possible under the circumstances, and do not let her come to Richmond in any event whatever.--In this pending calamity I feel much more for my wife and my child than myself. I believe that the majority of the officers on the list are married men, with wives and children as dear to them as my S — and the "Little Lady" are to me. * * When the name of Captain Ricketts was drawn, Capt. Thomas Cox, of the First Kentucky regiment, offered to take his place; but this of course was not allowed. It was a noble act. God bless him for it. I never supposed that honestly and faithfully serving my country would bring my neck in danger of a halter; but so it appears. I never thought that, after being spared the hail storm of balls at Leesburg, I might have to face death in another and dishonorable form. Tell J. T. B. that I expect him to do this best, as I do not wish to be hun