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The following list, which has been arranged with great care, gives the names of our prisoners now at Richmond, and the nature of the wounds of those who are under surgical treatment. While it is probable that the list is not perfectly accurate, it doubtles [sic] contains fewer errors and omissions than any yet published. To the kind thoughtfulness of the surgeons who have recently returned from captivity, the friends of those who were left behind are indebted for the valuable information here given, and we here append their names:
Alfred Power, Surgeon, and W. H. Wilson, Assistant Surgeon, New-York Second Regiment; Washington A. Connelly, Volunteer Surgeon; Andrew McLetcher, Surgeon, New-York Seventy-ninth; James Harris, Surgeon, Second Rhode Island; R. A. Goodenough, Assistant Surgeon, Brooklyn Fourteenth; and C. W. Le Boutillier, Minnesota First:

Co. B—Chas. W. Reif, private.
Co. K—Wm. Staltankamp, private; Christian Neubrant, private.
Co. F—Jacob Bietsleman, private.
Co. C -- J.V. Williams.
[Source: The New York Times; Published September 25, 1861. Transcriber: Helen Coughlin]

Gen. Marshall Encamped on the Banks of the Ohio!!
Murfreesboro, Sept. 28 - A gentleman from Gen Bragg's army reports that Bragg and Smith have formed a junction, and were within twenty miles of Louisville. Gen. Marshall was at Rising Sun, on the Ohio River twenty miles below Cincinnati, and had stopped the navigation of the Ohio.  Buell was on the Green River. The fifty-third Kentucky Regiment had been mustered into the Confederate service. The enemy's force at Louisville is said to be sixty thousand new levies.  (The Abingdon Virginian, Oct. 3, 1862. Transcribed by Linda Rodriguez)

Latest from the West
Gen. Bragg's Forces Reported at Hodginsville.
Mobile, Sept 28 - A special dispatch to the Advestiser and Register dated Senatobia, Sept. 27, says the Chicago times of the 23d, contains a dispatch from Louisville of the 22d inst., which states that Gen. Bragg's forces, fifty thousand strong, were reported at Hodginsville en route for Bardstown, which they would reach at the same time.   The Mayor had ordered all businesses to be suspended, Gen. Nelson also ordered all the women and children to prepare to leave.
Gen. Robinson has issued a proclamation calling the citizens to arms, under Nelson - The latter has issued an address to his troops exhorting them to give a bloody welcome to the hordes now invading Kentucky.  Gen. Bragg was doubtless within ten miles of Louisville.
Gen. Buell had not reached Manfordsville. His movements were severely commented upon.
Gen. Wright had just returned from Louisville. He regards the Federal force there as sufficient to defend the city, and credits the report that Gen. Bragg will make a dash on Louisville. The secessionists are confident that Bragg will break through the Federal columns and take the city, and that he has not less that fifty thousand troops.
Bragg holds Mulgrove's Hill, 25 miles from Louisville, and will check Buell's passage in that direction or force him to take a circuitous route and delay him four days. In the meantime Bragg expects to capture Louisville.  The attack was expected to be made on Wednesday last, but no intelligence has been received.
Gen. Heth, with 15,000 men and 16 cannon, is at Eagle Creek, near Cynthinana; Humphrey Marshall with 12,000 men and 45 cannon is moving from Paris, northward, and Kirby Smith, with 10,000 men and 16 cannon is m oving north from Lexington. John Morgan, with 2,500 cavalry is scouting from Bridge's Station to within ten miles of teh fortifications.
It is believed that simultaneous with Bragg's attack upon Louisville Kirby Smith with 40,000 men and over one hundred cannon will attack Cincinnati, Covington and Newport.
(Abingdon Virginian, Oct. 3, 1862. Transcribed by Linda Rodriguez)

Petersburg, Sept. 26 - Dispatches from Jeffersonville to the 22nd say:
The rebel Gens. Bragg and Smith have divided their forces.
Smith is to hol Buell, who is marching for Louisville, in check, while Bragg advances on the city.
Bragg summoned Nelson, who is in command of the army for the defence of Louisville, to surrender.  Nelson refused, and has ordered all the women and children to leave the city at one hour's notice.
Thousands of citizens are crossing the river into Indiana.
Bragg is some distance from the city, but rapidly advancing.
(Abingdon Virginian, Oct. 3, 1862. Transcribed by Linda Rodriguez)

The Herald acknowledges a heavy loss near Shepherdstown on Sunday and says:
The rebels were dressed like Union soldiers and displayed flags of truce to induce the Federals to cross the river.
Sumner's corps D'Armee lost five thousand two hundred and three, at Shepherdstown, in killed, wounded and missing.
(Abingdon Virginian, Oct. 3, 1862. Transcribed by Linda Rodriguez)

A correspondent writing from the battlefield on the 22d says:
The Federals are still burying their dead at the rate 10,000 per day, but expected to get through that day.
Gen. Hooker was shot through the foot by a rifle ball, and will not be able for duty for a long time.
Gen. Crawford's wound is more serious than expected.
Lieut. col Dwight, of the 2nd Mass., killed.
Col. Hinks, of the 10th Mass., badly wounded.
Gen. Richardson wounded in shoulder and head, will die.
General Dana was wounded badly in the knee
In the 38th Mass., Col. Wild lost an arm at the shoulder.
Lieutenant Colonel, Adjutant and eight Captains of the 38th Massachusetts were wounded.
(Abingdon Virginian, Oct. 3, 1862. Transcribed by Linda Rodriguez)





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