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The Daily Dispatch: November 12, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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We give this morning some additional extracts from New York papers of Monday last, which will be found very interesting: An Spare from the Libby — how done — adventure on the road down the Peninsula — how they Deceived the people and the pickets on the road. Major Houstain and Lieut. Von Weitzsin, who escaped a few days since from the Libby prison in Richmond, publish, through the Yankee news reporters, a very long account of their exploit and "sufferings" consequent upon it. It appears that in the prison they got hold of a surgeon's and private's uniforms, and were thus enabled to pass by the guards at the prison without trouble. The narrative of their mode of escape, besides being interesting as an adventure, may serve the more important purpose of putting our people on the Peninsula on their guard against similar impostors. A correspondent of the New York Herald, writing from Fortress Monroe, thus describes their escape: The start from jail was decided on by t<