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at they would not be harmed, which, of course, was given. They were soon so near the shore that Capt. White, accompanied by McKendree, waded in to give them a hearty welcome, and assist them ashore. They soon set Yankee feet on Virginia soil, and were in a hurry to return to occupy their posts as picket guard, upon which we informed them that we would be under the painful necessity of detaining them until Col. Bate should arrive. He was soon with us, and to their utter astonishment, ordered a guard to attend them to his quarters, where they remained a short time, and were guarded to the quarters of Gen. French, to be disposed of as he may suggest. The boys are sons of Capt. Wilkinson and Lieut. Smith, 1st New York regiment, and Excelsior Brigade, General Sickles. The names of the men are not remembered. They are of the 5th N. Y. Regiment, same brigade; all very intelligent — the boys especially. The boys are perfectly satisfied; the men would gladly rue their bargain Sumner.