From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/26/1863, p. 1, c. 1

Prison Items. – Sergeant W R Hayard, of co E, 26th Va regt, died yesterday, after a brief illness, at the hospital of the Libby prison. Sundry men, charged with desertion, were received at the prison on the same day, and a number were forwarded to Fredericksburg, in charge of Detective New, to be placed in their respective regiments.

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