Wednesday, January 8, 1862
In Ligon Prison Charles Peirson received additional good news in the report that sick and wounded prisoners would be sent home on January 10. Peirson noted that the Confederates were anxious to make exchanges and needed the prison buildings for other purposes.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. 130, Twentieth Massachusetts Special Collection, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.