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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
its crowd of captives, in the event of the latter attempting to escape. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, March 2, 1864. Last night, says the Diary, when it was supposed probable that the prisoners of war at the Libby might attempt to break out, General Winder ordered that a large amount of powder be placed under the building, with instructions to blow them up if the attempt were made. Seddon would not give a written order for the diabolical work to be done, but he said, significantly, the prisonetion was to release the Union prisoners, and, with their aid, destroy the bridges at Richmond with torpedoes and fire, murder Jeff. Davis and his cabinet, and burn the city. It must be remembered that Dahlgren was not killed until two days after Winder had placed in readiness, according to the written testimony of one of Seddon's men, just cited, the powder for the massacre of the Union prisoners; so the plea of retaliation fails. It was afterward clearly proven that the papers were forgeries,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
th five thousand small-arms, thirty locomotive engines, three hundred cars, and other property, were the spoils found there. Five thousand sick and wounded men, and one thousand effective ones, were made prisoners of war, and Libby prison was filled with Confederate captives, where lately Union men were languishing. The Union prisoners had been removed and exchanged. Among these was the infamous Turner, the keeper of that jail, whose cruelty to Union prisoners, under the direction of General Winder, was unmerciful, as we shall hereafter observe. Tidings of the fall of Richmond vent, with lightning-speed, over the land, and produced intense joy among the loyal people. Before the setting of the sun on that memorable third day of April, public demonstrations of delight and satisfaction were visible everywhere. In the National Capital, all the public offices were closed, and all business, among those who were in sympathy with the Government, was suspended. The loyal people of W
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 22: prisoners.-benevolent operations during the War.--readjustment of National affairs.--conclusion. (search)
es, 592. terrible Revelations of a Committee of inquiry, 593. John H. Winder and his co-workers in iniquity, 594. cruelties practiced towarthe prisoner pen at Andersonville, 599. the horrible cruelties of Winder, 600. the alleged inability of the Confederates to feed prisoners,charge and disposition of the Union prisoners were committed to John H. Winder, formerly of the National army, whose acquaintance we have alres: Intelligence was received to-day of the sudden death of Brigadier-General Winder, in Georgia; from apoplexy, it is supposed. He was in comted for the performance of the mission to which he was destined. Winder's chief executive officer in the exercise of cruelty toward the capn his. Rebel War Clerk's Diary, frequently shows his detestation of Winder; and even the Richmond Examiner exclaimed, when, at the age of seve his awful vocation:--Thank God that Richmond is at last rid of old Winder! God have mercy upon those to whom he has been sent! Quoted by
killed at battle of Baton Rouge, 2.529. Wilmington, military and naval operations against, 3.473-3.480, 484-492. Wilson, Gen., his expedition through Alabama and into Georgia, 3.514-3.521. Wilson's Creek, Mo., battle of, 2.49. Winan's Steam Gun, i. 440. Winchester, skirmish at between troops of Jackson and Shields, 2.369; battle at, and Banks's retreat from, 2.393; Gen. Milroy compelled to evacuate by Ewell, 3.51; battle of, 3.365; defeat of Gen. Crook by Early near, 3.348. Winder, Gen. John H., Confederate commissary-general of prisoners, 2.26; character of, 3.594. Winthrop, Major T., death of at Big Bethel, 1.508. Wisconsin, aid promised to the government by, 1.213. Wise, Henry A., minute-men organized under in Virginia, 1.161. Wistar, Gen., his attempt to surprise Richmond, 3.287. Woman Order, Gen. Butler's, the occasion for it, 2.349; the order (note), 2.350. Women's Central Association for Relief, 1.575, 3.607. Wood, Fernando, the secession o