From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/20/1863, p. 1, c. 5

The Abolition Soldiers. – Yesterday seven hundred more of the Abolition soldiers captured by Gen Bragg in Tennessee, arrived in Richmond – three hundred and fifty arriving at 11 o’clock, and the other half at sundown. There was yesterday confined in various localities between 7th and Cary and 25th and Cary streets 3,100 of Bragg’s prisoners. Some of the officers (200 in number) captured with them have been brought here. We understand that they are in Atlanta, Ga. Some of those that came yesterday had been wounded in the hand and arm. Soon after the last batch arrived in front of Castle Thunder one of the men, named John Martin, of the 9th Indiana regiment, fell on the pavement and expired. He had been sick with typhoid fever, and his decease was owing to that cause. Eight hundred will be sent to City Point this morning by flag of truce, 100 starting at 4 o’clock, under Capt. Warren, and 700 at 7 o’clock in charge of Lieut. Bossieux, flag officer. – The Yankee flag of truce boat was reported at City Point last night. The balance of the men will be shipped off as rapidly as possible. Most of the Abolition prisoners now here are Western men and much superior in physique to the codfish-loving denizens of Connecticut and Massachusetts that we have been accustomed to see here.

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