Accident to a prisoner.
--On Saturday morning last 498 Yankees left the Libby prison
for City Point
Near the place of landing at City Point
there is a heavy grade of the railroad, and it is the custom to detach the locomotive and allow the cars to run down the grade.
When the locomotive was detached on Saturday morning, the prisoners became alarmed, and a number of them jumped from the cars.
One of them fell upon the track, and his leg was so lacerated by the cars passing over it that amputation was found necessary.
This was performed on board of the flag of truce boat by Dr. Hewett
, a Yankee surgeon, who had been released with the party sent off.