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The Daily Dispatch: January 8, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 16, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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nd eighteen of the prisoners captured by the State line in the brilliant affairs at Prestonsburg and Pikesville, in Kentucky, arrived here on the morning of the 27th of last mouth. I have had preparations made for their safe-keeping, and I have announced to the President of the United States the terms upon which exchanges can alone be made. In the meantime I have placed in the penitentiary and put at hard work Captain Gramm and Lieut. Wade, who are to remain at hard work as hostages for Capt. Duskey and Lieut. Vannor now in confinement in the District penitentiary at Washington city. I have also placed in solitary confinement Capt. Thos Damron and Lieut. Wilson Damron, and privates John W. Howe, Isaac Goble, David V. Auxier, Samuel Pace, and Wm. S. Dille, who are held as host ages for the gallant Zarvona, who has been in confinement since July 1861 and who has been treated (if the half I hear is true) with a brutality unparalleled in the history of civilized warfare. Five othe
concern in the transfer of the prisoners held by the State to the Confederate Government, and moved the adoption of the following resolution: Resolved, That the Governor be authorized and directed to transfer to the Confederate Government all the prisoners held by the State mentioned in his communication, after the — day of--, to be exchanged for Confederate prisoners held by the United States, except the officers who are detained as hostages for the release of Col. Thomas (Zarvous) Captain Duskey, and Lieut. Varner, and that he has authorized and directed to deliver up the said hostages for a similar purpose whenever, in his judgment, the public interests will be promoted thereby. A message from the House of Delegates transmitted the Senate resolutions on the "Women of Virginia and the War," with a substitute therefore asking concurrence therein. On motion of Mr. Christian, who saw a good many errors in the construction of the substitute resolutions, both grammatical an