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The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1861., [Electronic resource], Statement of a Confederate prisoner — a Correction. (search)
and his subordinate officer, I should explain my visit and detention within his lines. Col. C. Q. Tompkins, (my wife's brother in-law,) resided two 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 go as far as permitted by the enemy under a flag of truce, and to her home, if allowed, to advise with her of her future movements, and to adjust the damages to crops, fences, stock, &c., by the enemy. On the arrival of our escort (of fifteen mounted men) at the enemy's pickets, I was permitted to go in with Mrs. T. to the first camp, when s