Lt. McArthur, Capt. J.S. Bradly and J.P. Dumas Wounded
Mangum, Richmond County, N.C., June 28. Messrs. Editors: Please give notice through the
columns of the Observer that Lt. McArthur is a prisoner of war, and in a hospital, near Fortress
Monroe--Hampton, I think. He was wounded in three places severely. This notice came in a letter 
to Col. Isham A. Dumas from his nephew J.P. Dumas, who was wounded in head slightly, and prisoner 
at same place. J.P. Dumas was in the 31st Reg't, Company B, commanded by the brave and gallant 
Capt. J.S. Bradly, who was severely and dangerously wounded near Drewry's Bluff on the 14th May, 
while the Regiment was skirmishing; the shot passed through pharynx low down, scarcely missing 
the carotid and jugular. His many friends will be rejoiced to know he is doing well, and will 
soon be able to take charge of his command. I suppose Lt. McArthur belongs to the same Regiment, 
though it is not so stated in the letter, but it was stated he lived near Fayetteville, N.C. all 
that was said about him. Yours truly, D.N. Patterson. Fayetteville Observer, July 04, 1864 Issue

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