From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/20/1864, p.1, c 5

Sent to Salisbury. – Over two hundred prisoners were sent to the Confederate Penitentiary at Salisbury, N. C., yesterday. From the Libby there were sent eleven officers and six negro soldiers, captured from the Yankee army. Seven of the officers were held as hostages for the good treatment of Confederate officers in the hands of the Yankees, and the other four officers were captured in command of negro troops. The rest of the crowd started off were prisoners of varied status taken from Castle Thunder.

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