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The Daily Dispatch: May 14, 1863., [Electronic resource], Richmond in possession of the Yankees. (search)
owd, which numbered, including those which were brought to Richmond from near Atlanta, Ga, on Tuesday, nearly seven thousand men. The majority of the prisoners, for the want of proper and healthy accommodations in the city, had been conveyed to Belle Isle, in James river. The work of paroling such a large body of men was by no means inconsiderable. The majority of the Yankee prisoners were foreigners, with the most unpronounceable cognomens, while many could not write their names at all, and hister to the wants of the returning Yankees. The cavalcade was put in motion between 12 and 1 o'clock yesterday, the officers — about 250 in number — and over a thousand privates starting from the Libby prison and the balance joining them from Belle Isle after they crossed Mayo's bridge. It is understood that the Yankee Government had provided at City Point sufficient transportation for all the prisoners. They left Richmond in charge of Lieut. LaTouche. There are some 1,700 wounded Yankees s