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Taken prisoner.

Towards the latter part of the war, while trudging along under a mountain of plunder which completely hid him from view, he was pounced upon by the enemy and taken off to prison. I have been told by some Howitzer, who was a prisoner with him, that ‘Old Hines’ was a great mystery to his captors-he would not tell what company, battalion, regiment or corps he belonged to, because he never knew. To his honor, it may be said, he persistently refused to ‘take the oath,’ and while other and younger men around him were taking it to avoid the horrors of prison, ‘Old Hines’ remained true to his colors. Doubtless, he has long since ‘been gathered to his fathers,’ but hundreds in this city and elsewhere would like to know what became of ‘Old Hines,’ of whom it may be said there never was a poorer soldier, a greater plunderer, or a braver man.

Ex. Off.

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