numbering over a hundred, from recent captures, were taken across the river to Manchester, placed in cars and, after riding all day without food or water reached Lynchburg on the following morning.
They were compelled to remain jammed in the cars, until noon, having to endure the sight of quantities of bread, pies, fruit, etc. in mall hard tack and a small slice of maggoty bacon were issued and the men were told that this was enough for four days,—during which time they were to march from Lynchburg to Danville, the Union cavalry having destroyed the railroad connection between the two places.
After marching for five miles, camp was made for the night andtions of bread and pork or ham fat early this morning and left the island.
Marched to the depot and took cars, riding all day and into the night, and stopped at Lynchburg.
Had but little water today.
Spent last night in the cars.
Sold my inkstand and pocketbook for three small loaves of bread, which I divided with