Saturday, November 19, 2011

Journey of the Captives

Tuesday, November 19, 1861

Adjutant Charles Peirson sent a carpet bag to Henrico County Jail for Colonel Lee. He also received a response from the Richmond commandant, Captain George C. Gibbs, that he, Lieutenant George Perry, and Dr. Edward Revere would be placed last on the list of prisoners to be sent out of Richmond.1

1Charles Lawrence Peirson, "Memorandum of the Battle of Leesburg," Association of Officers of the Twentieth Massachusetts Regiment, Reports, Letters and Papers Appertaining to Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, vol. 1, p. 119, Twentieth Massachusetts Special Collection, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.

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