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Doc. 147. drawing Lots at Richmond, Va. The hostages for the Privateersmen. The following is the official correspondence relating to the selection, by lot, of hostages for the prisoners of war: C. S. A. War Department, Richmond, Nov. 9
so heinous a crime.
Your obedient servant, J. P. Benjamin, Acting Secretary of War. To Brig.-Gen. John H. Winder, Richmond, Virginia.
Headquarters Department of Henrico, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 11, 1861.
sir: In obedience to your instructions Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 11, 1861.
sir: In obedience to your instructions contained in your letter of the 9th instant, one prisoner of war of the highest rank in our possession was chosen, by lot, to be held for execution in the same manner as may be adopted by the enemy for the execution of Smith, recently condemned to de ient 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 hostage