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The Daily Dispatch: May 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], Treatment of Confederate prisoners. (search)
Suspicious character arrested. --Thomas Hintoa, a member of a Louisiana regiment, was arrested by Col. Critcher last Friday, while on the Tappahannock in a boat, and was sent to Richmond yesterday. On the 13th of March Hinton was arrested in this city, where he was passing himself off as Col. Zabel, and, in conjunction with two other persons, who pretended to be Majors and Captains, was committed to Castle Thunder for trial as a deserter, substitute, swindler, and bogus officer. Shortly after being placed in prison he procured a good suit of citizens' clothes, and succeeded in palming himself off on the sentry as a visitor. His next appearance was on the Tappahannock.--Charles and John Bower, of company K; 28th Virginia regiment, were committed to the military prison yesterday for leaving Pickett's division without permission, and trying to get home — J. H. Dix, paroled prisoner, of the 2d North Carolina regiment, was also committed on the same day for trial for a similar offe