deserters

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YEARS FEET HIGH INCHES DARK HAIR BLACK AGE PAID COMPLEXION EYES RICHMOND LIGHT BROWN REWARD TWENTY VA LEFT BLUE DOLLARS DELIVERY HORSE GRAY HEAD

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Monday, June 09, 1862

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD

—will be and delivery at the store of the the Marine corp.

Serg't Warren, 7 years of age, 5 feet inches high, gray eyes, fair complexion.

Private JOHN RANDY, years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, blue . . . more

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD

—will be and delivery at the store of the the Marine corp.

Serg't Warren, 7 years of age, 5 feet inches high, gray eyes, fair complexion.

Private JOHN RANDY, years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, blue eyes, fair complexion.

Private G. F. BURNS, 23 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, brown eyes, dark hair, fair complexion.

Private FRANK years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, gray eyes, dark hair, dark complexion.

Private JAMES 21 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, blue eyes, dark hair, dark complexion.

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Friday, July 03, 1863

DESERTERS—REWARD.

—I will pay the above reward for the apprehension of each or either of the following named deserters:

N KNEOUGHTY, 8 years old 5 feet 6 inches high, complexion, dark hair and eyes, deserted June 19th, 1863.

W KNEOUGHTY, 30 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, . . . more

DESERTERS—REWARD.

—I will pay the above reward for the apprehension of each or either of the following named deserters:

N KNEOUGHTY, 8 years old 5 feet 6 inches high, complexion, dark hair and eyes, deserted June 19th, 1863.

W KNEOUGHTY, 30 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, complexion, light hair and blue eyes June 23d, 1863.

M KNEOUGHTY, years of age 6 feet high, fair complexion, dark hair and eyes, June 23d, 1863.

R BREEDER, 25 years of age 6 feet 2 inches high, fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes; June 23d, 1863.

The above men are from Va.

E. R. YOUNG,
Capt. on je 2d—2t*
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Friday, July 18, 1862

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD.

—The above reward will be paid for the arrest and delivery of each of the following deserters, viz:

PEYTON DEALS, about 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches high, light hair and eyes, light complexion.

SYLVANUS ESKEW, about 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches high, dark hair, . . . more

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD.

—The above reward will be paid for the arrest and delivery of each of the following deserters, viz:

PEYTON DEALS, about 25 years old, 5 feet 8 inches high, light hair and eyes, light complexion.

SYLVANUS ESKEW, about 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches high, dark hair, blue eyes, sallow complexion.

GEORGE JONES, about 33 years old, 3 feet 11 inches high, dark hair, blue eyes, sallow complexion.

WILLIAM P. RONQUIST, 21 years old, 5 feet 9½inches high, light hair, blue eyes, florid complexion.

G. W. NELSON,

Captain Hanover' Artillery.

Camp near Richmond, July 14, 1862. jy 15—6t*

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Saturday, January 31, 1863

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD.—A reward of thirty dollars cash will be paid for the arrest and delivery to me of any one of the following near

LOUIS & a German, with dark complexion, black eye and hair, and about 5 feet 9 inches high, with a slight stoop in . . . more

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD.—A reward of thirty dollars cash will be paid for the arrest and delivery to me of any one of the following near

LOUIS & a German, with dark complexion, black eye and hair, and about 5 feet 9 inches high, with a slight stoop in the shoulders.

HENRY a German, with blue eyes, fair complexion light hair, and about 5 feet 6 inches high.

JOHN PURGELL, an Irishman, with blue eyes, gray hair fair complexion, about 5 feet 10 inches high, add about 35 years of age.

ALFRED A HERLY, blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion 5 feet 6 inches high, very spare in figure and about 23 years of age.

JAMES L. HAYWARD, blue eyes, light hair, yellow complexion 5 feet 7 inches high and about 19 years of age.

HENRY BROCKELMAN, a German; with blue eyes, light hair fair complexion, 5 feet 10 inches high, and about 49 years of age.

EDWARD M. ALFRIEND,
Capt Co. E. 44th Reg. Va. Infantry. ja 30—2t*
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Tuesday, February 17, 1863

CAMP 22D VA. BATTALION, Fields's Brigade, A. P. Hill's Division, February 5th, 1863.

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD.—A reward of $30 each will be paid for the arrest and the delivery to me of any one of the following named deserters:

STEPFANO COUOVICK, an Italian, with very dark complexion, black eyes and hair, . . . more

CAMP 22D VA. BATTALION, Fields's Brigade, A. P. Hill's Division, February 5th, 1863.

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD.—A reward of $30 each will be paid for the arrest and the delivery to me of any one of the following named deserters:

STEPFANO COUOVICK, an Italian, with very dark complexion, black eyes and hair, and about 5 feet 8 inches high; age, 28 years.

AUGUSTUS KAISER, a German, with light complexion, blue eyes and light hair; about 5 feet 10 inches high, and 22 years of age.

J. R. PHELPHS, hails from Lynchburg, says he

JOHN S. COATES,
Capt. Co. N. 22d Va. fe 9—3t*
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Saturday, April 18, 1863

HEADQ'RS CAMP OF INSTRUCTION,
near Richmond, April 17, 1863.

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD each will be paid for the apprehension and delivery of the following SUBSTITUTES who have deserted this Camp:

JOHN MURPHY; 46 years old; hazel eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 feet 8½ inches high; born in Ireland; occupation laborer.

WILLIAM HICKS; . . . more

HEADQ'RS CAMP OF INSTRUCTION,
near Richmond, April 17, 1863.

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD each will be paid for the apprehension and delivery of the following SUBSTITUTES who have deserted this Camp:

JOHN MURPHY; 46 years old; hazel eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 feet 8½ inches high; born in Ireland; occupation laborer.

WILLIAM HICKS; 27 years old; hazel eyes; dark hair; fair complexion; 5 feet 6½ inches high; born in Georgia; occupation merchant.

BROWN; 46 years old; hazel eyes; dark hair; florid complexion; 5 feet 9 inches high; born in Ireland; occupation laborer.

JAMES SMITHSON; 46 years old; blue eyes: dark hair; fair complexion; 5 feet 10 inches high; born in England; occupation lithographies.

JOHN WILSON; 46 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 feet 6 inches high; born in England; occupation tinner.

ANDREW CLARK; 47 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 feet 6½ inches high; born in Ireland; occupation laborer.

JOHN BRUCE; 51 years old; gray eyes; dark hair, dark complexion; 5 feet 7½ inches high; born in Scotland; occupation laborer.

THOS GIBSON; 47 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 feet 4½ inches high; born in Ireland; occupation carpenter.

JAS MURPHY; 47 years old; gray eyes; sandy hair; florid complexion; 5 feet 3 inches high; born in Ireland; occupation laborer.

JOHN KAIN; 45 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; florid complexion; 5 feet 9½ inches high; born in Ireland; occupation blacksmith.

J BAKER; 45 years old; gray eyes; dark hair; fair complexion; 5 feet 10 inches high; born in Mississippi; occupation machinist.

By order
Maj T G PEYTON.
Jas E Heath, Lt and Adjt. [ap 18—2t*]
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Wednesday, June 11, 1862

$30 REWARD will be paid for the apprehension and delivery at the Quartermaster's Office, 115 Broad street, or at the Marine Camp, near Drury's Bluff, of any one of the following described deserters from the Marine Corps:

Corporal RICHARD McGregor, aged 23, 5 feet 10 inches high, blue eyes, brown . . . more

$30 REWARD will be paid for the apprehension and delivery at the Quartermaster's Office, 115 Broad street, or at the Marine Camp, near Drury's Bluff, of any one of the following described deserters from the Marine Corps:

Corporal RICHARD McGregor, aged 23, 5 feet 10 inches high, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.

Private THEODORE DAVIS, aged 25, 5 feet 9 inches high, blue eyes, black hair, florid, complexion.

Private PATRICK LOWNEY, aged 24, 5 feet 9½ inches high, hazel eyes, auburn hair, fair complexion.

Private WM. H. BREWSHES, aged 28, 5 feet 6½ inches high hazel eyes, light brown hair, dark complexion.

Private PETER MARRY, aged 33, 5 feet 6 inches high, hazel eyes, dark hair, dark complexion.

Private THOS. MARRY, aged 24, 5 feet 6 inches high, blue eyes, light hair, light complexion.

Private THOS CRILEY, aged 33, 5 feet 5½ inches high, hazel eyes, dark hair, dark complexion.

Private WILLIAM SHANNON, aged 27, 5 feet 8½ inches high, blue eyes, auburn hair, dark complexion.

Private EDWIN FORD, aged 23, 5 feet 7 inches high, black eyes, dark hair, dark complexion.

Private JAS. LEAHY, aged 23, 5 feet 5 inches high, blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion.

Private DANIEL MORIARTY, aged 23, 5 feet 9 inches high, blue eyes, light hair, light complexion.

Private KIERAN MULLEN, aged 25, 5 feet 9½ inches high, gray eyes, light hair, light complexion.

Private GEO. EMMERSON, aged 18, 5 feet 4½ inches high, gray eyes, light hair, florid complexion.

Private LEWIS PERRES, aged 32, 5 feet 10 inches high, gray eyes, brown hair, light complexion.

Private LEWIS La FAIVRE, aged 32, 5 feet 7 inches high, hazel eyes, brown hair, dark complexion.

The attention of recruiting officers is particularly called to the above advertisement, as it is suspected these men will re-enlist for the benefit of the county as often as they can do so.

A. S. TAYLOR,
6t Maj. and Quar'r, C. S. M. C.
Petersburg Express copy for one week, and send bill to this Department. je 11—
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Thursday, January 01, 1863

CAMP FEAR RICHMOND,
December 19 1862.

DESERTED—$80 REWARD—The above reward will be paid for each of the following named men, who have desertied from the Alexaderia Light Artillery:

Serg't WM. THOMPSON, aged 33, 5 feet 6 inches high. dark gray eyes, dark hair ruddy complexion, and Roman

Private GEO. F. ELLIOTT, aged . . . more

CAMP FEAR RICHMOND,
December 19 1862.

DESERTED—$80 REWARD—The above reward will be paid for each of the following named men, who have desertied from the Alexaderia Light Artillery:

Serg't WM. THOMPSON, aged 33, 5 feet 6 inches high. dark gray eyes, dark hair ruddy complexion, and Roman

Private GEO. F. ELLIOTT, aged 24, 5 feet 6 inches high, gray eyes, dark hair, and dark complexion.

Private WM. SWARIZ aged 23, 5 feet 5 inches high, blue eyes light hair, and sight complexion.

Private JOHN WOOD, aged 19, 5 feet 10 inches high gray eyes dark hair, and dark complexion.

Private, ROB T. ANDERSON, aged 12, 5 feet 5 inches high, gray eyes, sandy hall, and dark complexion

HENRY LLOYD, aged 23, light hair and light complexion.

BENNARD CLINE, aged 28, 5 feet 6 inches high, dark hair, gray eyes, and light complexion.

JOHN CHARLETON, aged 25, 5 feet 8 inches high, dark hair, gray eyes, and light complexion.

WM. MLLIOTT, aged 20, 5 feet 7 inches high, blue eyes, sandy hair, and light complexion.

HENRY SIMPSON, aged 24, 5 feet 11 inches high, gray eyes, and dark hair.

JAS TYLOR, aged 5 feet 11 inches high, dark eyes, black hair, dark complexion, and one fingers of right hand have been cut off.

HENRY, aged 45, 5 feet 9½ inches high, gray eyes, dark hair, and dark complexion.

THOS OWENS, aged 6, 5 feet 6½ inches high, blue eyes, dark hair, and dark complexion.

MICHAEL CONNER, aged 46, 5 feet 6 inches high, dark eyes, dark hair, and dark complexion.

D. L. EMOOT, Capt Com'g Alaxandria Light Artly. ja 1—4t*
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Monday, April 20, 1863

HEADQ'RS CAMP OF INSTRUCTION,
Near Richmond, April 17, 1863.

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD each will be paid for the apprehension and delivery of the following SUBSTITUTES who have deserted this Camp:

JOHN MURPHY; 46 years old; hazel eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 feet 8½ inches high; born in Ireland; occupation laborer.

WILLIAM HICKS; . . . more

HEADQ'RS CAMP OF INSTRUCTION,
Near Richmond, April 17, 1863.

THIRTY DOLLARS REWARD each will be paid for the apprehension and delivery of the following SUBSTITUTES who have deserted this Camp:

JOHN MURPHY; 46 years old; hazel eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 feet 8½ inches high; born in Ireland; occupation laborer.

WILLIAM HICKS; 27 years old; hazel eyes; dark hair; fair complexion; 5 feet ½ inches high; born in Georgia; occupation merchant.

WM B BROWN; 46 years old; hazel eyes; dark hair; florid complexion; 5 feet 9 inches high; born in Ireland; occupation laborer.

JAMES SMITHSON; 46 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; fair complexion; 5 feet 10 inches high; born in England; occupation lithographist.

JOHN WILSON; 46 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 feet 6 inches high; born in England; occupation tinner.

ANDREW CLARK; 47 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 feet ½ inches high; born in Ireland; occupation laborer.

JOHN BRUCE; 51 years old; gray eyes; dark hair, dark complexion; 5 feet 7½ inches high; born in Scotland; occupation laborer.

THOS GIBSON; 47 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 feet 4½ inches high; born in Ireland; occupation carpenter.

JAS MURPHY; 47 years old; gray eyes; sandy hair; florid complexion; 5 feet 3 inches high; born in Ireland; occupation laborer.

JOHN KAIN; 45 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; florid complexion; 5 feet 9½ inches high; born in Ireland; occupation blacksmith.

J BAKER; 45 years old; gray eyes; dark hair; fair complexion; 5 feet 10 inches high; born in Mississippi; occupation machinist.

By order Maj T. G. PEYTON.
Jas E Heath, Lt and Adjt. [ap 18—2t*
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Saturday, September 06, 1862

DESERTERS.

—$30 REWARD will be paid for the arrest and delivery of the following deserters:

Private GEO. M. HOLLAND, about 28 years of age, 5 feet 7½ inches high, fair complexion, black hair, and dark eyes.

Private FRANK WHARTON, about 20 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, dark complexion, . . . more

DESERTERS.

—$30 REWARD will be paid for the arrest and delivery of the following deserters:

Private GEO. M. HOLLAND, about 28 years of age, 5 feet 7½ inches high, fair complexion, black hair, and dark eyes.

Private FRANK WHARTON, about 20 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, dark complexion, light hair, and gray eyes.

Private JOHN SCANLAND, about 19 years of age, fair complexion, 5 feet 6 inches high, dark hair, and blue eyes.

Private DAVID BRIGHT, about 26 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, fair complexion, dark hair, and dark eyes.

Private S. LEVY, about 5 feet 7½ inches high, dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair, (a foreigner.)

WM. E. MOORE,
au 12—6t* Capt. Co. H, 1st Regt. La. Vola.

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