nst the Government, they will be dealt with according to the strict rigor of the law. (Signed) J. L. Stackpole. Maj. and Judge Advocate. Wm. Zuityl, A. A. G.
Among the prisoners in Fort Norfolk are Nelson Gray, of the 5th Virginia cavalry; a Captain in the Confederate navy, who went down from Richmond into Matthews county shortly after Capt. John Y. Beall was taken prisoner, and was captured, with 11 men; Digges and Hudgins, formerly employed at the Navy-Yard in Richmond; Leander James, a citizen; and Dr. Baker.
Among all the prisoners, but one had taken the oath, and that was a very old man named Daniels, an overseer for Mr. Tabb.
Major Roy and a soldier named Read escaped from the fort a few days since by cutting through the top of the house in which they were confined.
Every effort was made to catch them, and the order was to take them dead or alive, but they were not afterwards heard from.
The negro enlisting is going on briskly in Norfolk.