From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/11/1862, p. 2, c. 4

Arrival of Paroled Officers. – Three United States officers, who surrendered to Major General Earl Van Dorn in Texas last summer and were paroled to return home, arrived in this city from the South on Sunday night, and reporting to the Provost Marshal were assigned by him quarters in "Castle Godwin." – We learned from them last night that they had been nearly a month in making the journey from Texas to this point. The brief conversation held with them last night impressed us favorably towards them as gentlemen of modesty and intelligence. Officers in our army, formerly serving in the army of the late Union, may recognize their names, which are as follows: J. V. Bomford, Major 6th Infantry, and Brevet Lieut. Col., U.S.A.; Z. R. Bliss, Capt. 8th Infantry, and J. O. Van Horn, Lieut. 8th Infantry.

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