war prisoners

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Predictive Words

YESTERDAY PRISONERS YANKEE HUNDRED YANKEES CAPTURED CITY NUMBER MORNING GENERAL RECEIVED TWENTY BROUGHT CAVALRY NIGHT LINES THOUSAND MILES EVENING PLACE SATURDAY REPORT REPORTED PETERSBURG

This list of words are those that the topic model identifies as most likely to appear in documents in this category.

Exemplary Articles

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Thursday, May 19, 1864

The whole number of prisoners captured from Butler's command and confined in the Libby prison up to yesterday afternoon was between eleven and twelve hundred.

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83%
2
Thursday, April 21, 1864

Castle Thunder.

—Seventeen prisoners were sent from this prison yesterday to the penitentiary at Salisbury, N. C.

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80%
3
Friday, March 24, 1865

Arrival of Prisoners.

—Upwards of nine hundred Yankee prisoners, captured from Sherman's army by General Johnston, arrived in this city yesterday and were quartered at the Libby prison. A large number of others are expected to arrive here during to-day.

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78%
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Monday, August 29, 1864

Arrival of Prisoners.

—Since Friday night last two thousand and one hundred Yankee prisoners have been received at the Libby prison. Of this number eighteen hundred were captured in the neighborhood of Petersburg, and three hundred were brought here from Lynchburg. There were among the lot upwards of . . . more

Arrival of Prisoners.

—Since Friday night last two thousand and one hundred Yankee prisoners have been received at the Libby prison. Of this number eighteen hundred were captured in the neighborhood of Petersburg, and three hundred were brought here from Lynchburg. There were among the lot upwards of eighty officers of various ranks.

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Wednesday, January 20, 1864

Arrivals at the Libby.

—There were nine Yankee prisoners received at the Libby prison yesterday. They were captured near Warrenton a few days since.

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75%
6
Wednesday, June 03, 1863

Arrival of Prisoners.

—Some seventeen Yankee prisoners were received at the Libby during the day yesterday, most of whom were captured in the neighborhood of Suffolk a few days ago.

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73%
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Thursday, November 13, 1862

Prisoners.

—One hundred and twenty-seven Yankee prisoners, captured near Winchester on Thursday last, arrived, in Staunton Tuesday. They will be sent to Richmond.

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71%
8
Tuesday, July 01, 1862

Gen. Stuart's Cavalry

captured yesterday about 400 Yankee horses and mules, branded "U. S.," which were sent to sent town. Another division of the army also captured the same number of horses and mules, which were also brought in.

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Thursday, October 30, 1862

Arrival of Prisoners.

—Eight Yankee soldiers, captured on Saturday at Blackwater river, sixteen miles from Suffolk, were brought to the Libby Prison on yesterday from Petersburg. In the skirmish which preceded their capture two Yankees were killed and six of our men taken prisoners.

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Thursday, June 02, 1864

The Libby.

—The arrivals at the Libby were few yesterday. Up to six o'clock P. M. there had been only eight captured Yankees received.

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