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The Daily Dispatch: April 2, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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position in the woods, opposite the Lunatic Asylum, where we had a good view of the pike, operations commenced. Seeing a wagon train with its guard approaching, Col. Wood, myself, and four men, wearing United States overcoats, rode down to the pike, stopped the train, and made twenty-three prisoners. The horses and mules were cut from the wagons, and the prisoners mounted and sent back to the party in the woods. This continued until we had accumulated ninety-eight prisoners, among them Gen. Damont's Aid and several other officers. Returning in three parties with the prisoners, one party, consisting of sixty prisoners and ten guards, commanded by Lieutenant Owens, of my command, was attacked and pursued by the 4th regiment Ohio cavalry. After a pursuit of fifteen miles, during which the prisoners were abandoned, Lieut. Owens succeeded in reaching the river with his party, and, plunging in from a steep bank, swam the river with their horses and made their escape — the river arr