From the Richmond Dispatch, 1/1/1863, p. 1, c. 4

Dead. – Major Frank Zinimeyer, of the 56th regiment Pennsylvania Reserves, an Abolition corps engaged in the battle at Fredericksburg, died yesterday evening, at 6 o’clock, at the Libby prison, of wounds received in the above battle. Major Zinimeyer received a wound in the thigh and since his arrival here had been so much prostrated that he could not undergo amputation, which the surgeon at this post gave it as his opinion should have been performed before his removal. A number of the other badly wounded Abolition prisoners captured in the same battle have died since their arrival here. Up to yesterday the authorities had received no information of the arrival of any Yankee boat at City Point, though 500 of their men have been ready for a week to leave Richmond on the appearance of a conveyance.

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