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The Daily Dispatch: December 29, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 8, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Arrival of State prisoners --Yesterday morning at 2 o'clock the Danville train brought down one hundred and eighteen prisoners, captured by Gen. Floyd's command, in a recent raid through several counties in Western Virginia and Kentucky.--Among them were four commissioned officers: Capt. Gramm, a Pennsylvanian; and Lieut. Wade, a citizen of Putnam county, Va., both of the U. S. Regulars; and Captain Dameron and Lieut. Dameron, citizens of Wayne county, Va., and belonging to a band of organized bushwhackers. The majority of the prisoners are from Logan, Wayne, Putnam, and Kanawha Va., and the rest from the counties of Pike, Johnston and Lawrence. The greater number are soldiers, belonging to the 29th Kentucky and the 5th Virginia Union regiments.--Five among them are deserters from the Confederate service. They were under the charge of Capt. Oliver, of Floyd's command, and 43 men. On their arrival they were met by a detachment of the Public Guard, and marched to the Virginia a
try's cause? The prisoners captured by the State line. One hundred and 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)