Monday, January 13, 1862
In Ligon Prison Charles Peirson had received no additional news about his release. He heard that the Commandant of Richmond, Captain George Gibbs, had been promoted to Major and transferred to Salisbury, North Carolina to take control of the prisons, and that the Ligon prisoners would follow him there. Peirson wrote to Provost Marshal General Jonathan Winder to request an interview.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. 132-33, Twentieth Massachusetts Special Collection, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.