From the Richmond Dispatch, 5/5/1863, p. 1, c. 5

The Yankee Prisoners – Five hundred and fifty Yankee prisoners will be sent from the Libby prison at 4 ½ o’clock this morning, by flag of truce, to City Point. The prisoners will be incharge of flag officer Lieut. La Touche. After this exodus, but very few will be left behind. The delivery includes all the officers, amongst whom are two Brig.-Genls, 6 Colonels, 7 Lieut Cols, 8 Majors, 60 Captains, 61 First Lieuts, &c. On yesterday, Capt. Thos Damron and Lieut Wilson Damron, of the 4th Va (Abolition) cavalry; 1st Lieut Isaac Goble, of the 39th Ky; and several Abolitionists heretofore confined in the Va Penitentiary, as hostages, were released yesterday and sent to the Libby and paroled. They start North with their brother Yankees this morning. L S Conover, Lieutenant commanding the Isaac Smith, (steamer,) captured on Stono river, SC, Jan’y 31, and 14 others, officers and privates of the boat, arrived at the Libby yesterday from Charleston, and will be sent to City Point also. Several thousand prisoners are expected this week from the Fredericksburg army.

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