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The Daily Dispatch: December 2, 1861., [Electronic resource], The supply of Wood — no chance for the speculators — the members of the conference Visiting the Navy-Yard — the weather. (search)
ov. 29, 1861. Gen. J. H. Winder--Sir: Circumstances lately situated me so, I could but hear base charges and falsehoods emanating from a prisoner taken after the battle at Scarey in Kanawha, known as Dr. Withers, I believe; he claimed to be a Colonel in the Federal army, and I think it but justice to all interested it should be known, and hope you will say in reply whether this man was on parole when he escaped from your charge, and if so, the facts connected with it. Whilst Cols Woodruff and Neff, and others, prisoners, conducted themselves on their trip to Richmond with dignity and propriety, I have it from reliable authority he availed himself of many opportunities to express his kind feelings for the South, and his intentions not again to fight against the South, taking care his companions should not hear his professions, and that he since says our ladies spit upon him, sadly disgusting him with the sex, and that he was not on parole of honor, but forged your name to a p