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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)
it is said of Howell Cobb, the commander of the District, by Captain W. S. Winder, son of the Confederate Commissary of prisoners. It comprisne trees, which would have made a grateful shade for the captives. Winder gave orders for them to be cut down. When a spectator ventured to ake it proper to present an abstract here. Suffice it to say, that Winder, with his son, nephew, Wirz, and others, performed their horrid tasufficient to be of real service. A clergyman (Mr. Davies) told General Winder what the women were about, and the latter promised to allow thein. Reed, with an oath, refused, and when told by Dr. Head that General Winder had authorized it, said that he did not believe it — that he wape around his neck. Driven from the office, the doctor went to General Winder, when the following conversation, reported by Mr. Spencer, occute men in full vigor — Ould exultingly declared, in a letter to General Winder, from City Point, where exchange had been resumed, in which he