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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 147. drawing Lots at Richmond, Va. (search)
d for a like number of prisoners of war captured by the enemy at sea, there being only ten field-officers, it was necessary to draw by lot three captains. The first names drawn were Captains J. B. Ricketts, H. McQuade, and J. W. Rockwood. The list of thirteen will therefore stand: Colonels Lee, Cogswell, Wilcox, Woodruff, and Wood; Lieutenant-Colonels Bowman and Neff; Majors Potter, Revere, and Vogdes; Captains Ricketts, McQuade, and Rockwood. Respectfully, your obedient servant, John. H. Winder, Brigadier-Gene. Hon. J. P. Benjamin, Sec. of War. Headquarters Department of Henrico, Richmond, Va., November 12, 1861. sir: In obedience to your instructions, all the wounded officers have been exempted as hostages, to await the result of the trial of prisoners captured by the enemy at sea. I have therefore made selections, by lot, of Captains H. Bowman and T. Keffer to replace Captains Ricketts and McQuade, wounded. The list of thirteen will now stand: Colonels Lee, Cogswell, Wil
Not Satisfied. --The hucksters indulged in considerable grumbling yesterday on the appearance of the admirable proclamation of Gen. Winder, regulating the price of market stuff on and after next Monday. This is the best indication that the step is in the right direction. There are other articles that the General will have yet to regulate the price of.
The Daily Dispatch: April 28, 1863., [Electronic resource], The powder mills in the Confederate States. (search)
Important order to Marylanders and foreigners. Gen. Winder, commandant of the Department of Henrico, on Friday received an order from the Secretary of War not to grant any more passports to Marylanders or foreigners desiring to leave the limits of the Southern Confederacy. The immediate consequence of the order will be a fall in the premium for gold.