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Doc. 83.-the fight at Hartsville, Tenn. see Doc. 65, page 237, ante. Letter from Colonel A. B. Moore, Libby prison, Richmond, Va., January 29, 1863. friend H. : Of course you are aware that I am a prisoner of war, and am now confined in a room seventy-three by forty-three, with one hundred and twenty-five men, composed of officers, citizens, sutlers, thieves, deserters, highwaymen and robbers, all thrown together promiscuously, and you can fancy what a comfortable position I am in. We are full of vermin ; if we did not slaughter them wholesale, every morning, we should soon be eaten up alive. As I assure you, that these filthy creepers and confederate money are the only two things abundant in Dixie. It is useless for me to write about our living, etc., in this place; I must reserve that until 1 see you, for I indulge the hope that I shall get out of this place by and by, but when I cannot say. I purchase the Southern papers, and from the Northern extracts contained
Doc. 83.-the fight at Hartsville, Tenn. see Doc. 65, page 237, ante. Letter from Colonel A. B. Moore, Libby prison, Richmond, V
e to suit their case.
Now, a word in reference to the fight at Hartsville, where I and my whole force were captured.
I had been in command hat Lebanon, Tenn., was picketed by the rebels fifteen miles from Hartsville.
On the evening of December sixth, John Morgan, with his whole c , five miles below my camp, cut off my videttes and pushed on for Hartsville.
My pickets gave the alarm in time for me to have my men in prop the fight.
There was also one company of infantry in the city of Hartsville, acting as provost-guard, that were not in the fight.
I am aston will corroborate the brief statement I here make of our fight at Hartsville.
Upon my return, I shall prefer charges against Col. Taffle, o . God bless them all!
All the officers taken at Murfreesboro and Hartsville are in prison at Atlanta, except myself and A. D. C. Lieut. J. De