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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
res of arms, 25. prisoners taken at Bull's Run, in Richmond tobacco Warehouse prison and commissary Winder, 26.--Richmond prison Association kind women in Richmond, 27. object of the War declarely for the unexpected captives. On the following morning the officers were waited upon by John H. Winder, a stout, gray-haired man, from Maryland, and lately a lieutenant-colonel, by brevet, in the was signed by the officers, and was forwarded. and a considerable number of men, somewhat John H. Winder. distinguished in the political world, visited Mr. Ely, and made abundant promises of aid, n the 9th of November, 1861, Judah P. Benjamin, the Confederate Secretary of War, instructed General Winder to select by lot from among the prisoners of war of the highest rank one who was to be confio treated a like number of prisoners of war captured by them at sea. This order was read by General Winder, in the presence of seventy-five captive officers, in the old Tobacco Warehouse, in Richmond