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Inhuman Murder. --John Wilkins, late a seaman on board of Lincoln's ship Cumberland, asserts, with the ability to prove it, that Lieut. Selfridge, who visited our city under a flag of truce on Saturday last, deliberately cut down and instantly killed a man named Nathaniel F. Wolfe, of Maryland, a seaman on board said ship, for refusing to set fire to the ship United States at Gosport.--Norfolk Day Book.
The Daily Dispatch: September 13, 1861., [Electronic resource], To Graduates and Ex-Cadets of the Va. Military Institute. (search)
f joining the Confederate army. The vice-police department received information that some thirty persons were leaving the city with the intention of rendezvousing at the North Point House, where they were to get on board a schooner and proceed down the Bay to the Virginia shore. The vice-police immediately proceeded to the North Point House and took the party into custody. The following is a list of the names of those arrested:--Thomas Shields, Wm. McKewen, B. F. McAnly, Geo. Thompson, John Wilkins, Wm. Ellis, James Harkin, Patrick Croughen, James Campbell, David H. Luchosi, Alex. O'Connor, Fred. Salenbach, Patrick Conary, Geo. A. Appleton, Chas. Powers, David Summers, Michael J. Grady, John L. Boulden, Geo. Summers, and Thomas Daily. The following persons were arrested yesterday: Samuel Davidson, Robert C. Ward and George Gosnell on the same charge. They were all taken to the Central Police Station, where they were confined. It is understood that they will be sent to Fort Mc
nly, in the basement of Dr. Chapin's church on Tuesday afternoon. Subject: "The Digestive Apparatus." A Yankee account of Richmond. Captain T. Brant Swearinger, who was captured by our troops at Fredericksburg, and has been exchanged, has returned home, and furnishes his fellow "nutmegs" with an account of what he says He says he was very kindly treated, and adds: The Union prisoners generally in the hospitals in Richmond are well cared for by the rebel surgeon in charge, Dr. John Wilkins. The many delicacies sent by the New York Sanitary Commission have all been received, and properly distributed among the sick and wounded. The only exception to the general rule of good treatment was in the rude and insulting conduct of Captain T. P. Turner, the Commandant of the Libby Prison, who regarded neither officers nor privates with any feelings of humanity. The only Union officers that were released on the 25th of February (by the last flag of truce) were those captured