|New York Times, Tuesday, 25 Feb 1862, p. 1., Col. 4, Vol. XI, No. 3253|
FURTHER FROM FORTRESS MONROE:
Baltimore, Tuesday, Feb. 24.
The released prisoners say that the Captain of the steamer that brought them stated that he expected another party of prisoners to be waiting for him on his return to City Point. They were from Valesburgh, North Carolina, and Alabama. The next lot to come after these will be those from Charleston and Columbia, South Caroline, including Col. Corcoran, who might be expected on Thursday or Friday. The party who came to-day includes all who were in Richmond except three, who were to sick to be removed. The following are the officers:
The whole party went to Washington this afternoon, after spending a merry day with the Union men of Baltimore. Col. Lee says information was given him about the surrender of Nashville, by a prominent citizen of Richmond, not by an officer of the rebel government, and that a dispatch was received by Jeff. Davis whilst reading his inaugural.
The prisoners all speak of a strong Union Party in Richmond, who are in high glee at the Union victories. They were compelled, for their own safety, to keep quiet, but took frequent occasion to make their sentiments known to the prisoners, extending to them various acts of kindness, which had to be stealthily performed.
There was a large attendance to witness [Jeff Davis] inauguration, but the enthusiasm was very subdued. Those who were on parole could not get near enough to hear the address, and it was not printed before they left.
(New York Times, Tuesday, 25 Feb 1862, p. 1., Col. 4, Vol. XI, No. 3253)