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Nicholas County West Virginia
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The Lewisburg Prisoners
115 Prisoners arrived in the city yesterday on board the steamer Glenwood, and were marched to the Atheneum in charge of a heavy guard. These prisoners were captured the other day at Lewisburg by Col. Crooks, who attacked and routed the rebels at that place. They were uniformed in all sorts of styles. They looked about as hard as the general fun of secesh who come to this city to visit the Atheneum, but would doubtless present a different appearance if they had an opportunity wash and brush themselves up. Among the prisoners are four commissioned officers, one of whom is a Lieutenant Colonel.
Many of the privates among the prisoners seem to be very much dispirited. Some claim to have been pressed into the service. They say that in the counties where they reside, every man capable of holding arms is compelled either to volunteer or leave the State. Some of the officers, on the other hand, talk impudently and defiantly.
The following are the names of the prisoners:

.... J.F. Campbell - Nicholas co. (2d LIeut)
George R. Hickman - Nicholas county
Lewis F. Baker - Nicholas county
John Hendrickson - Nicholas county
Wm. H.H. Niel - Nicholas county
Mason Remley - Nicholas county
H.G. Hall - Nicholas county

The prisoners will be sent to Camp Chase today.
[The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer (Wheeling, WV) 30 May 1862]

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