From the Richmond Enquirer, 12/18/1862, p. 2, c. 3

ABOLITION PRISONERS. – Up to yesterday morning, 299 Abolition prisoners had arrived at the Libby prison, from the lines of the Rappahannock. – Among them were Captain S. S. Marchant, company H, 136th Pa., Lieut. John E. Powers, company E, 2d "Va." Cavalry; F. Lamb, United States Telegraph Corps; William Forster, a New York pedlar, and a number of sutlers, sutlers' clerks, &c. All of the latter, except Captain Marchant, were taken at Dumfries.

A special train on the Central railroad brought down last evening, at half past five o'clock, four hundred and sixty more prisoners, including eleven commissioned officers. They were taken before Fredericksburg, and marched to Hanover Junction, where they were taken up by the train. The men were in fine spirits, and while waiting at the depot, indulged themselves freely in keen joking about "getting here before Burny," and "taking Richmond by themselves." They belong chiefly to Pennsylvania and New Jersey regiments.

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