From the Richmond Dispatch, 7/27/1864, p.1, c 5

Captured Yankees. – Our forces at Deep Bottom captured on Monday night Capt. Wm. P. Huxford, of company G, 162d N. Y. infantry, and forty-eight privates, who had only the day before reached Grant’s army from New Orleans. To show the character of these prisoners it is only necessary to mention that out of the number taken more than half are foreigners. If their own assertions are to be relied on, they have only been in the Yankee service a short while, and some of them have never fired a shot at our boys. They were committed to the Libby prison.


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