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The Daily Dispatch: August 29, 1864., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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ee prisoners. --In addition to the two Yankees killed and three wounded on Thursday night in attempting to escape from Belle Isle, two others succeeded in getting away by swimming the river to the south side, when they made their way to Mrs. H. W. Fisher's, in Chesterfield county, seven miles from this city. Seeking refuge in the sheep-house, they were there discovered by a servant named Jesse, who was guarding the place, and arrested by him and taken to Mrs. Fisher's house. The next day e south side, when they made their way to Mrs. H. W. Fisher's, in Chesterfield county, seven miles from this city. Seeking refuge in the sheep-house, they were there discovered by a servant named Jesse, who was guarding the place, and arrested by him and taken to Mrs. Fisher's house. The next day they were returned to prison. Jesse at the time he made the arrest was armed with a loaded gun, and threatened to shoot his prisoners if they made any resistance. Both of them are Pennsylvanians.