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The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], The question of Exchange — arrival of Confederate prisoners from Point Look out. (search)
wing night. The next night these soldiers guarded the river, and no attempt was made, but on Saturday the prisoners made their way up the country and crossed the river to Blacktston's island, from whence they, on Sunday morning, lled the steamer Ella, having on board Com of Acting Master McGonnell, by whom they were taken on board and handsomely entertained, and at the Navy Yard at noon, having been ten days on the read from Richmond. Miscellaneous. The Yankees still believe that Sherman has captured Selma, Ala., and "a Private letter from Vicksburg" announces that he captured five gunboats there. They had nor heard the news. Near Grand Lake, Miss., on the 14th ult., a company of the "1st Mississippi (colored) Infantry" was sent out foraging, and were fallen upon by Confederate and every one, except death, slaughtered. Some were to the ground with and some had their Brains Knocked out. Others were shot through the Freud on their knees begging to mercy. The colo