From the Richmond Dispatch, 2/7/1863, p. 2, c. 1

Abolition Prisoners. – Five deserters from the Abolition army arrived at the Libby prison yesterday from the Blackwater, the vicinity of the recent engagement between Gen Pryor and Peck’s forces. Their names are John Ramlek, co C 69th N Y; John Roy, co D, do; Chas Danes, co G, do; Victor Alley, co A, 155th N Y; John Forrester, co C, do; Three of them, it will be perceived, belonged to the famous 19th, formerly commanded by the notorious Corcoran. From Gordonsville and Staunton the following arrived at the same prison: A C Brockway, co A, 6th Ohio cavalry; A Habbard, 1st Md cav, taken at Occaquon creek; T J Evans, Sergt Major 1st Va Abolition cav; W P Merrill, Sergt, co A, do; and nine privates of the 3d Va Abolition cav, taken at Elk Mountain, in Pocahontas county. Also, three members of co G, 2d Va Abolition artillery, taken at the last named place.

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