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The Daily Dispatch: November 7, 1862., [Electronic resource], Interesting Narrative of the Escape of Hurlbut from Richmond. (search)
Interesting Narrative of the Escape of Hurlbut from Richmond. We have published some of the letters to the New York Times of Wm. Henry Hurlbut, who escaped from this city. His last letter recounts the mode of his departure, which was aided and participated in by a native of Troy, N. Y., who had been detailed from the Confederate army for special service in Richmond, and so "won upon the regard of his officers" that he got an honorable discharge from the service. Having made up his mind to leave, Hurlbut sent for his friend. He says: His position made it easy for him to obtain all the information which we needed, and representing that it was his intention to visit Baltimore for the purpose of buying goods, he succeeded, after the exercise of a little tact and the administration of strong liquors in proper quantities, in extracting from one of the Maryland managers of the "under ground line" a systematic account of the points to be made in passing from Richmond to the Pot