From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/10/1863, p. 2, c. 3

Another Abolition Exodus. – In addition to the five hundred abolition soldiers sent to City Point yesterday morning, the same number will be started in that direction this morning in charge of Lt. V. Bossieux, flag officer. This will leave on hand sixty nine unadulterated Abolition soldiers, and twenty five officers six of whom are in the hospital wounded. Most of the soldiers who remain are in such a condition that will preclude their removal for some time. There were yesterday in the Libby prison, besides the above 210 citizens, 117 deserters from the Yankee army and 33 negroes. Under the provisions of President Davis’s last proclamation none of the yankee officers are to be sent home until the scoundrelism of some of Lincoln’s minions is atoned for.

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