Pamunkey River

Pamunkey River
The Pamunkey River in 1864

Sunday, October 21, 2012

One hundred fifty years ago this week . . .

-I will pay on delivery at my residence, or to my agent in Richmond, Mr. Peyton Railey, twenty-five Dollars each for the following negroes, that have absented themselves since the Peninsula was invaded by the Yankees:
Grantham — Yellow, about 40 years old, 5½ feet high, very intelligent and capable.
Selden--Brother of Grantham, about 35 years old; a shoemaker and weaver.
Warren--21 years old, bright mulatto, 5 feet 6 inches high, bushy head.
George--21 years old, hostler and carriage driver, fingers cut off.
Carter--24 years old, 5 feet 10 inches high light mulatto; a house servant.
Joe--25 years old, very black, and remarkable white teeth, about 5 feet 7 inches high.
Stepney--19 years old. ginger color, remarkably well set, about 5 feet 5 inches high.
Emanuel--25 years old, ginger color, about 5 feet 5 inches high, wide mouth and thick lips; a good field hand.
Albert--18 years old, black very likely, height about 5 feet 5 inches; field hand.
Taliaferro — A boy 13 years old, dark, ginger color, likely, and well grown for his age.
It is supposed that some of these negroes are with our army in the field, or lurking about Richmond.
Selden and Warren have escaped, from the Confederate prisons.
All necessary expenses, besides the reward, will be cheerfully paid for the return of the above negroes. Braxton Garlick.
Waterloo, New Kent co., Oct. 15, 1862.

-The Daily Dispatch, (Richmond) October 18, 1862.