of the Florida
brigade, who were captured at Missionary Ridge
, have escaped and returned to camp.
All the officers captured from us were started for Johnson's Island
on the 30th ult. Among them the following:
, Lieut Col. Stockton
, Major Bradford
, Capts Burness
, Lieuts Nash
, Boryen, Colton
, (the last named mortally wounded;) Lieuts Owens
, Co. I; Mathews
, Co. F; Weeks, Co. B; Everett
, Co. I; Goodbread, Co. D; Heskins, Co. K; Henry
, Co. K, wounded in arm. Lieuts Dyke
, Co. K, 4th Florida regiment, are among the captured officers, and are safe.
Major James Wilson
and Capt Cabell Breckinridge
, staff officers of Gen. Breckinridge
; and Major Winchester
, Gen. Bates
's A. A. General, are among them.
The two escaped officers, who were carried to the rear when captured, says:
expected to capture Gen. Bragg
and his army that night, (the 30th of November,) as an immense column was parked around our left before the attack was made in front.
They say that they met a second line after dark, which hindered their getting to Chickamauga bridge and station.
They boast of cutting off Longstreet
and of having sent heavy reinforcements to Burnside
admitted a repulse at Ringgold
, and that, fearing another Chickamauga
, they retired.
The slaughter of Federal was very great along the line leading to Bragg