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The Daily Dispatch: July 31, 1862., [Electronic resource], Running the blockade — the captured schooner Catalina — escape of the crew. (search)
gton, and only a regiment or two stationed on Arlington Heights. On the trip down through Virginia our adventitious party saw numerous Federal deserters; and two, whom they met on Saturday last, said they didn't come to Virginia to fight for niggers, and they'd be d — d if they were not going home.--Mr, Holmes and his companions brought with them a dozen chests of tea and other articles; and, as a specimen of charges for transportation on the Rome, they had to pay $20 on eight chests from Port Royal, to Sparta, $20 from Sparta to the North Anna river. and $2 from that point to Hanover Junction. On Saturday a party of eleven Yankees visited Port Royal, piloted by a white man and a negro, and our informant made a very narrow escape from capture. Mr. Holmes was formerly a citizen of Richmond, Edward Mitchell, of Charleston, was among those captured on board the schooner Sarah, and is now a prisoner in Philadelphia. The treatment of the crew in that city was generally kind.