Heavy Robbery at Camp Lee.
--Joel T. Johnson
, member of Company I, 13th Ga. regiment, was robbed at Camp Lee on Thursday night of about $25,000 in money.
is one of the Confederate
prisoners who returned on parole on the last flag of truce boat which arrived from the North
While a prisoner he was made ward master in the Prisoner of-war Camp Hospital at Point Lookout, Md.
, and being a member in high standing of the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities, was entrusted with a large amount of money by our prisoners who died there belonging to to those orders.
who died entrusted him with all the money in their possession, with instructions to hand over to the Bishop
of this diocese, whenever he was released, a sufficient sum to secure the prayers of that denomination for their souls, and that which was left was to be given to St. Joseph
's Orphan Asylum.
On Thursday Mr. Johnson
attended to the religious feature of his instructions, which occupied too much of the day to permit him to dispose of all his business, and after returning to camp he deposited the remaining amount, about $25,000, in his haversack, as the place which he thought less likely to attract the attention of thieves.
This he strapped tightly to his shoulders, and when bed time came went to sleep with it on. --When he awoke yesterday morning he found that the straps to his haversack had been cut loose and all the money he had placed in it gone, together with a wallet containing some funds of his own, which he had in his pantaloons pockets.