One day a gentleman was requested to bury a child in a cemetery beyond the lines.
The pickets refused to allow him to pass unless he would return and take the oath.
This he refused to do, and the burial was interrupted.
The speeches of Segar have already been spoken of. He spoke both in Norfolk and Portsmouth, and had an audience of about two hundred, nearly all soldiers.
His principal friends on the occasion were Lewis W. Webb and Wm. T. Harrison, upholsterer.
W. W. Wing was President of the meeting, John Belota, Vice-President, and Dr. Dow Secretary.
There are not above thirty Union men in Norfolk.
The general impression there is that England will soon interfere to stop the war. The two men from whom we obtained the above are ship carpenters by trade, and have been at work in Norfolk, where their families reside.
They flanked the Yankee pickets, and walked over one hundred miles to escape the Federal scouts, and finally arrived safely within our lines.