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The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], More of the raid — the division of Kilpatrick's command. (search)
Conducting persons through our lines. --A negro fellow named George, the property of Dr. Leftwich, of Pittsylvania, but in the employ of a Mr. Halnes, on Union Hill, was arrested on Friday on the charge of running off slaves and other persons to the Yankees. The evidence against George prevent that on the day of his arrest he called at the restaurant of John McPherson and inquired for a certain person who had bargained with him to take him through the lines. pecting something wrong about the matter, the question was asked George what sort of persons he generally carried through our lines, when he replied that he made a trip to the Rappahannock every week, and would take any person, white of free colored, who wished to go away. On this negro's person were found one or two passes, obtained from Gen. Elzey's office, permitting him and a negro named Peter to visit the county of Essex "upon house" not to reveal anything which might be injurious to the Confederacy. For the defe